Sunday, January 06, 2008

Not Quite Ice Skating

A few weeks ago Jill mentioned that we could go ice skating while in Texas. All we knew was that there was a synthetic ice rink in we decided to check it out. Jenna had been looking forward to it since Jill first suggested it. Basically the synthetic ice rink was a big, thick piece of some sort of plastic. We still had to wear ice skates to skate on it (hockey skates actually). It was definitely an interesting experience! The good part was that is was not cold or wet (we were actually really hot) and it didn't hurt too bad when you wiped out (I should know...I had a spectacular fall!). The bad part is that is was so slippery. I is supposed to be slippery...but this was way more slippery than any ice I've ever been on. Our skates had no "picks" on the front to help us dig into the ice and keep our balance. The PVC pipe fencing around the outside didn't help us too much with balancing either. We were all covered in tiny plastic shavings from the ice by the time we finished. Somehow we managed to skate though - some a little better than others. We had fun, laughed a lot, and took a ton of photos.

I had so many fun photos to share that I thought I'd try a slideshow. You can see the slideshow in the post below this one. I hope it works! If not...let me know in the comments and I'll add photos the regular way. Be may take a little while for the slide show to load.

PS It is obvious that Marcus clearly gets his ice skating talent from Brenda, don't you think??


Anonymous said...

Jill,your slide show is a success! great action shots!
Aunt Barb

Bill, how does this rink compare to the backyard rink on Bentley Ave?

Anonymous said...

Oops! Sorry, Amy! I meant that YOUR slide show was a success!
Aunt Barb