North & South America
Ambassador Speed Skating
Name: Erika Zanetti
Date of birth: January 27, 1985
Current Location: Mirano / Giavera del Montello
Skating Since: 1992
Current Skate Setup: Powerblade Pro Boot + 3WD Frame + 125 Hydrogen Pro Wheels for speed and Twister Edge 3WD for fun!
Explain the feeling you had the first time you put on skates.
The feeling I had the first time I put on my skates is the same feeling I had when I put on my skates today! I love to go fast, and I love the feeling of lightness and freedom. And it’s fun!
What is your inspiration to keep skating?
Skating has been part of my whole life. And I just can’t get tired of it. Plus the majority of my friends are skaters and when I get off from work, skating with them It helps me to clear my mind and allows me to stay in shape, of course.
We truly believe skating makes a better world. How do you think skating makes the world a better place?
The idea of being more green and avoid pollution problems, more and more people and countries are choosing alternatives way to go to work, or moving in the city. And skating would be the perfect option to improve a sustainable urban mobility.
Also, in a lot of cities, groups of skaters meet to organize trips through the city and it is a great way to do exercise, meeting new people and promote a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, skating makes the world a better place!
How do you keep progressing and reinventing yourself?
In the last years I found myself in new situations out of my comfort zone. That’s scary, but also exciting. And I guess that is what makes me reinvent myself.
What’s the most helpful tip you want to share with any skater?
Just enjoy what you’re doing, behave well, and respect people around you.
Imagine a world filled with animals who can skate. If you could be any of those animals what would you be and why?
I would be a lioness because they’re fast, strong, and have sharp teeth.