Ice skating is a huge part of our lives in the winter. For four months, we're at the skating rink at least twice a week, once for the girls' skating class and the rest of the time for the lovely early afternoon public skating hours that the rink offers--I love anything that takes place while the majority of the world is at school or work!
Often we have the rink to ourselves during these early afternoons, but lately our homeschool group has been scheduling times to meet up there (and pay the group rate, yay!). I have been loving the chance to hang out with my friends when I'm not on the ice, and the girls have loved discovering that skating with a bunch of your friends is a whole different world from your average public skating session or skating class free-skate time. With a rink full of nothing but homeschoolers, the easy-going staff pretty much lets us play as we like--no confinement to skating counter-clockwise around the perimeter for us!
|Their laces always come untucked. Yes, it DOES drive me nuts!|
Spring Ice Show that marks the last official on-ice event of the skating rink until next season. I wish that our rink was year-round, because Willow, especially, loves ice skating, and it's one of the few yearly extra-curriculars that she genuinely enjoys.
We do have a roller skating rink, however, and next month Willow is signed up to attend a workshop with the Junior Roller Derby in our town.
Her next extra-curricular, perhaps?