You'll see a little bit of everything when you journey out on a Friday night to Mentor Ice Rink.
Talented kids growing up on the ice. Parents cheering them on for years.
Some of these athletes have their sites firmly set on the Olympics some day, but all we talked to were good, dedicated kids.
No wonder their parents are so proud.
Even though she's the ripe old age of 12, Hailey Sattler always knew she was born to be on the ice.
"Around 3 years old I wanted to do ice skating and my mom wouldn't let me," she recalls.
The middle schooler has been skating for four years now with her eyes on the prize: "Go to the Olympics," Hailey says with a smile. "I mean at least second-place, I'm not going to shoot for my highest and gold yet."
But when the games begin in South Korea, Haley's money is on Nathan Chen. And she'll be watching for Chen to do his specialty. "Quads. A jump when you do 4 and a half revolutions in the air. He did quads when he was SICK!"
From the graceful, to the get outta my way.
Mentor Ice Rink also featured some hard-hitting hockey action. Cardinal hockey player Ryan Ross has been playing since he was 3-years-old.
"Oh I love it," Ross says. "Would die for it."
The senior at Mentor High School is set to cheer on the U.S. Olympic team.
"it's amazing to watch those guys. the best in the world," Ryan says. "Hard to comprehend that skill level. Do you ever see yourself there? No. So you're a realist? yeah."
The realist, Ryan Ross apparently rocks it on the ice. He's not one to back down as he's playing with not one, but two sprained wrists. But that's not all.
"Broken L5 vertebrae, broken and bruised ribs, sprained neck, a couple concussions, and three cuts stitched up," Ryan revealed.
Ryan's mom tried to explain her joy at watching her son on the ice, "It's a religion. Just something about hockey families."
The Ross family has been watching their two kids play hockey games at Mentor Ice Rink for 20 years. Friday was their last game here, but everyone is looking forward to the U.S. Hockey team making us all proud at the Olympics.
"It's fun to watch," says Ryan. "It's your sport. They're mastering it. But you really wish you were out there."