Last night after my figure skating lesson, I was skating around and turned backward. I wasn't jumping or spinning or anything, just simply turning backward. The back of my blade got caught in a rut and suddenly I was horizontal in the air trying to figure out the best way to break the fall. I knew it was going to hurt. I couldn't see the ground so I couldn't tell when I was going to land. I ended up falling on my eldow and my lower back. I rolled over and laid there for a minute. I had my coach and a few other people standing over me in a circle asking if I was ok. I told everyone I was just going to lay there for a while and everyone looked so concerned I had no choice to get up for fear someone would call an ambulance. I got up and got ioff the ice for a few minutes then went back out to skate it off. Getting back on the ice and not concentrating helped a lot. It quit hurting. But today...my lumbar area hurts and though I can't see a bruise, I'm sure I bruised my elbow pretty good because it hurts when I lean on the chair arm. Looks like I need some ice for it now.