Olympic figure skaters are gracing the ice with their blades in Beijing; the rest of us should look to this elegant art form to humanize our experience of sport in a post-pandemic world.
We live in a culture of data and deliverables where the bottom line often prevails over the goal of striving for excellence. Competitive skating is not immune, with its ever-increasing focus on higher numbers and more revolutions. Yet there is so much more to this sport than the quadruple axel and an Olympic podium. The truest joy is in the journey.