Recently, Chill posted a TikTok version of a recent video and asked the question, “How does skating make you feel?” The question apples to both participants AND spectators since ice skating (figure skating) is one of the most popular spectator winter sports (if not THE most).
The most popular answers are freedom, strength, power, grace, like one can fly, and pure happiness. We invited replies to add to this list as research to confirm what we already know. Skating, or watching skating releases powerful endorphins in the brain. Know as the body’s natural ‘feel good‘ chemical, the result is a pleasure feeling or sense of euphoria. Anything that produces this kind of response in a healthy way draws attention and is in demand.
Therefore it’s unlikely that an activity that uplifts audiences and participants, and produces such positive effects, will be held back for long. We welcome feedback from fans who’d like to contribute their descriptive words to our question. “How does skating make you feel?“ and add, “How long can you go without it?”