More Ice Skating
Emma is absolutely loving ice skating. She went again this evening with her friend Katie for the third day in a row. We've been going to Legion Way rink right here in Barrington. It's actually just a flooded parking lot that belongs to the town. There are lights and a shed with hockey sticks and snow shovels. It's dependent on volunteers to clear the snow and there's no zamboni so the ice can be bumpy in places -- but it's free and nearby. Emma and I bought ice skates with some of our Christmas money. It's also nice to be able to do what you want -- no one telling you what direction to skate in etc... Last Wednesday evening when we went we were practically the only ones there! Katie's Mom and I are taking turns driving them and skating. I am amazed by how comfortable Emma is on skates after only a half dozen times. She wants to take lessons now! Yesterday I watched her doing some simple turns and pivots. I did some more skating myself too, but then stopped to walk and hang out with Chloe. Here are some photos I took yesterday while Chloe and I watched the girls skate.
|Off she goes|
|Emma and Katie (on the far right)|
|Emma and Katie talking|
|You can see one of the snow shovels used to clear the snow off the ice.|
Everyone pitches in to clear the snow.