My step sister Amanda got to come home from Iraq for a couple of weeks! While she was here, we decided to take Xavier ice skating for the first time. Ever since he borrowed a skateboarding movie from our neighbor, all he could talk about was skateboarding, roller skating and snowboarding. I think he's still too little for skateboarding and snowboarding, so I decided to take him ice skating!
When I was 13 and 14, I took ice skating lessons. I LOVED it! I still love to go now, but I get frustrated because I can't do all the fancy tricks anymore and I don't have my own skates. The skates you rent are far from glamorous!
The first hour we were there Xavier wanted to hold our hands the entire time and skate around. This got old real quick! They have these buckets at the rink for the little kids to hold on to and push around the ice to help them learn to skate. Those didn't help much because Xavier was too tall. FINALLY, he started trying it by himself. By the end of the 2 hour skate session he was doing turns, like spins, all by himself! He is a quick learner, but sometimes needs to be talked into doing something.
All in all it was a great time! Xavier wants to now be a hockey player!