Kayla bends her knees and places her hands out in front of her.
“I’m not wobbling!” she shouts to the skaters passing by.
“Don’t look down at the ice,” Coach Piper reminds her.
Then Coach Piper tells her, “Now we are going to learn how to fall.”
“Fall! I thought falling was bad,” says Kayla. “When we know how to fall,” Coach Piper explains, “we will skate even better.”
Kayla peers up at Coach Piper with fear in her eyes.