Ice Skating in Florida

I mentioned that I would post some info on our ice skating adventure, but just have not gotten around to it (I have been too annoyed by the new 900 billion dollar "stimulus" package), and work has been a bit busy.

EA rented out an ice rink at this huge gym, called RDV Sportsplex. It is right across from my office, also happens to be where the Orlando Magic are headquartered and practice. It is a pretty cool place, they have two full size ice rinks, a lot of hockey leagues and open skating. We thought the kids would enjoy giving it a try.

I was never the best skater in the world, but I was definately not horrible. But, it has been a few years and it was definately harder than I was anticipating. I started to get the hang of it again after a few hours.

Ella loved it and didn't want to get off the ice. She really started to pick it up after 2 hours and was getting pretty proficient. Max on the other hand, shunned it as he has all winter activities.

I was out helping Max skate, I had him in front of right in front while I held him up gliding him along. I looked over to asses the location to make sure there were no imminent collisions coming, and right at that moment, Max fell forward. I went down right on top of him, right at the last second I let go with one hand and put it out to catch myself. That was how I hurt my shoulder. Max started crying right away, but I think he was most bothered by how cold the ice was on his hand. His night was done, he was already not crazy about the whole thing, and that was enough. He was perfectly happy hanging out in the bleachers watching everything go on.

I think Ella would like to go again, and would probably enjoy lessons. I don't think hockey is in Max's future right now.


Anonymous said...

If you want to ice skate I have a whole lake for you! As of right now it is 20 degrees and 20-30 mph winds so no effort needed to glide across the ice!!!!
A. Pam

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