Friday November 28, 2014


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Skate date

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Due to the inspiring effect of the Olympics on my children, they have been begging to go skating.

Our living room carpet has seen its share of solo and pair performances, as my littles glide from room to room, mixing in jumps and spins, and ending with a slap shot. I am behind the ball on the skating lessons.

As a mid-western prairie girl, I am almost a little sheepish to admit that I have only taken my kids skating twice in their lives. Once was last year and the other was this year.

We have now set ourselves up for the sport, thanks to generous friends and well-timed clearance sales (as in it’s almost spring and we’re just starting into this winter sport). It was our first time taking our kids out onto an outdoor rink, and as they wobbled around the ice in the fresh air like a newborn calf, I felt like we were part of a grand Canadian tradition.

I am excited for the new realm of activities this will open up to our family. If my children could make it more than three feet on the ice without falling, I’d likely plan a little skate date (or maybe I’ll just plan one for the husband and I).

Because I think there is often something exciting about being out in the snow after dark, I’d plan for a fun evening skate. Whenever we do anything as a family we bring a snack. On one hand because we like to eat, and on the other because our children almost completely lose control of themselves when they are hungry. Bottle up some hot chocolate, grab some cookies and popcorn, and you’re ready to go.

At times I get bored with monotony and so I’d likely have a few activities or competitions for the family to embark on in skates. You can shoot out for the longest distance by shooting close to the net. Those who score to move on to the next distance. Or you can create a solo or pair ice dance routine; skate an entire lap backwards; play freeze tag; or have a couple’s skate while holding hands.


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