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!