My ice skating skills came back to me after a couple decades break from this activity. I grew up one block away from an ice skating rink, where I spent many weekends during the cold months. My friends and I would skate, visit the snack bar, and giggle over the cute boys. We wore our big Forenza sweaters with our big Aqua Net hair at Ak-Sar-Ben — ahhh, the memories!
My family spent the weekend in Kansas City, which remains our favorite quickie get-away place. I took all three kids to the ice skating rink at Crown Center for their first skating adventure. Once I stepped onto the ice, it all came back to me…..no falls for this former pro! Teaching three kids to skate on my own was quite the challenge, but we had so much fun. This might become a new holiday tradition (along with carriage ride through the Plaza to admire Christmas lights).
Take a look at our adventure below. If the photos seem shaky, it's because a three year old was clinging to my legs for dear life.
E-Man excelled at creative falls/slides across the ice:
Little Miss Independent, who wanted no help:
And always cautious Big B, who was a skating super star after he made one round gripping the sides!
The holiday view was beautiful, too:
Thanks for looking!