We have never done ice skating before but the kids wanted to try it so we took them to Wheeling Park. It's a 45-minute drive from our place but it's worth the drive. New things is always exciting although intimidating and scary especially if you don't know how to do it.
I was going to try it but I had dysmenorrhea that I chose not to, however, hubby and I promised the kids that we will do it with them next time since the kids loved it.
The admission fee is $6.25 for kids and $7.25 for adults and the skate rental is $4 a pair.
I am glad that there is a tool that beginners can use. I feel so bad for my kids because they would not stay in their feet, they were on their bottom more than they're on their feet lol.
Our son have figured it out though towards the end. He was skating around the rink without the tool that he first used.
He just need to figure it out with his footing and he was good to go.
Our daughter, being very cautious all the time have enjoyed her time as well but she did not try letting go without the walker (not sure what it's called, lol). I think the park offer lessons for ice skating but it is on weekdays so we will never make it plus it's a bit of a drive from us.
I was surprised that they were not hurting the next day. I guess, when you're young, your body can adopt easily unlike us adults that when we fall, we will certainly feel it the next day.
It was freezing last weekend but glad that there are hot coco and coffee you can buy inside the park. I couldn't stay the entire time inside the rink because my feet were painful. My body can't take freezing temperature really well so I always retreat early.
I wish that there is more outdoor fun that we can do here in Weirton, unfortunately, there is very limited to none. My kids love outdoors so during winter, we try to bring them somewhere where they can be active. I guess that's the price you pay when you live in a small city. I don't mind it though, I love a small community, I'd rather live here than in a big city.
Today, school is cancelled due to storm. Some parts of West Virginia has flooding issue due to the continuous rain last night.
Hopefully it is a bit warm on your side of the world and no rain. It is wet from our neck of the woods and the temperature will continue to drop today. We are suppose to have a lot of snow fall tonight. Stay warm everyone!
What a fun way to spend an afternoon! My kids love ice skating but I've never tried it. I have a fear of falling and not being able to get back up. :) Looks like so much fun!ReplyDelete
Ice skating is so much fun. We are very luck and can go anytime we want just over the hill from where we live.ReplyDelete
I have not ice skated in years! It would be fun to do with the kiddos! Perfect weather to do this and then have hot chocolate after!ReplyDelete
My son plays hockey so he loves to skate. My youngest is teaching herself and my oldest hates to be cold so she wants nothing to do with it. It looks like you had a fun day.ReplyDelete
We don't have ice skating rinks near us at all. We went one year a few years ago when we were out of town visiting family. We really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I love ice skating, it is such a fun thing to do with the family. We need to get out to our local rink soon!ReplyDelete
This would be fun! My daughter just loves going ice skating. I'm pretty terrible at it. I fall often.ReplyDelete
I think I would need to use the blue plastic walker to relearn to ice skate.ReplyDelete
I remember ice skating as a young child, I loved it. I've driven through Wheeling on my way to Ohio.ReplyDelete
Your kids are adorable! That walker is a must in every skating place. Looks like your kids had real fun.ReplyDelete
I hate that you couldn't;t skate with your family! It looks like they had a great time though! Hope you can skate next time!!ReplyDelete
The kids picked up the nuances of ice skating pretty quickly. I am sure the next time all of you will have great fun skating together.ReplyDelete
I haven't been ice skating in a very long time. This brought back memories. I think I will have to get the kids out and do this.ReplyDelete
What a fun time! I always used to go ice skating and I loved it! Such a fun time for everyone which is the best part!ReplyDelete
BB agrees with you about smaller communities, although she's glad our Florida winters aren't as cold as yours! Ice skating isn't that big of a thing w/the family, though they did enjoy it the few times we went.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos! It is amazing how easily your son was able to learn to ice skate! I hope you do get a break from the freezing cold.ReplyDelete