Every winter (and I use that term loosely here in Houston), Discovery Green erects an outdoor ice skating rink, and even if the weather is unseasonably warm, ice skating outside always has been and always will be amazeballs.. It's been a long time since I've gone ice skating (outside or otherwise), and in fact, the last time we were there it was actually snowing (yes,
Best. Decision. Ever.
We were able to go the last week that the ice rink was open and we had so much fun!!! I can't believe how small they make ice skates (and they were still too big for Jack), but we laced them up tight and they worked just fine.
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Jack was a little overwhelmed at first. The rink wasn't too crowded, but there were still quite a few people skating, there was dance music playing, and disco lights (all very fun!). Luckily, there was a tiny 10'x10' rink just for little kids set up, so we started there. Den wanted to make sure Jack knew he was on ice, or at least that it was cold, so we sat him on the rink. At first, Jack kept trying to pick up his feet and walk, but once we got him to glide there wasn't any stopping him.
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Jack wasn't long for the kiddie rink; as soon as he got used to gliding, he wanted off the ice, and started walking for the big rink where everyone else was. Den and I took turns holding him while we skated. Jack would've skated for hours if we had had the stamina. Let me tell you how difficult it is to skate while balancing your two year old, all while trying to avoid other skaters, and not running over your child. Nearly impossible, but so much fun!!! And I can't wait to do it again.
We were only on the ice for about an hour, but we had such a great time!!! I bet next year will be even more fun! In fact, we might not wait till next year because several Houston malls have ice rinks, and Jack enjoyed this way too much to wait 10 more months to do this again. Of course, nothing beats ice skating outside. Have you ever ice skated outside? What's your favorite winter tradition?
P.S. I should add that today is our first day of our No Spend Month. Wish us luck!!!