Justin Bieber looks ready for action in a vintage hockey photo from his youth in Canada

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated October 19, 2015 10:25 AM
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Credit: Courtesy Justin Bieber; Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Before he was rolling around on skateboards, Justin Bieber was skating around on ice.

Bieber shared an adorable new throwback image on Instagram on Monday in which he looked poised for action in full hockey gear.

In the photo, the now-21-year-old appears to be a few years younger than when he first achieved international superstardom at only 15.

The young Bieber, who grew up in Canada, posed with hockey stick in hand, balancing on the skating rink ice in a red and white uniform and hockey gloves

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The cute memory comes just a few weeks after a different kind of Bieber photo hit the Internet.

The “What Do You Mean?” singer told Access Hollywood he felt “violated” after nude pictures of him in Bora Bora leaked.

“My first thing was like how can they do this? Like I feel super violated,” Bieber said. “Like, I feel like I can’t step outside and feel like I can go outside naked. Like you should feel comfortable in your own space especially that far away.”

Bieber’s lawyers threatened to take legal action against The New York Daily News for publishing the images, and sent a cease and desist letter to the publication, demanding removal of the photos from its website.

Censored images of the singer can still be seen on the publication’s site.