I was running late; no change there then.
Yes, I was in a hurry. I said, I'd better get my skates on!
In fact, I wasn't planning to skate but just to move quickly.
You can roller skate or ice skate.
For British people, of a certain age, it's hard to think of skates without thinking about Torville and Dean. Then it's hard to think of Torvill and Dean without thinking of Bolero. See what I mean?
Maybe we could try it in lessons! What do you think?