Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Someone we know is learning to ice skate.  Daddy bought him a pair of hockey skates.  We have since learned that it would be easier if he learned to skate while wearing figure skates because they have the toe pick for stabilization, stopping, and pushing off.  Either way, he's still doing very well.  Below is a portion of a clip that Dear Husband filmed when he and Bro recently went ice skating.    

Note:  I hope this video loads correctly.  If it does not, I will try again and repost later.

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One of Bro's classmates (now age 4) had an ice skate birthday party.  It has been my experience, after 13 years of being a parent, that ice skate parties are not successful because there are typically several kids who can't skate and just aren't going to get it.  The party is a real bummer for these kids.  However, in the most recent case, the skating portion of the party was a lesson from the rink instructor.  FABULOUS idea!!!  Bro and his classmates did sooooo well with the instructor.  After seeing how well Bro did with the instructor, Dear Husband decided that maybe Bro would learn better in a class setting. 

We hope to have more ice skating info for you in the months to come.  Bro is eager to learn so that he can be on a hockey team.  Hockey??? Really???

6 comments:

Mrs. Bird said...

Love this! Not sure I've ever mentioned that I played ice-hockey in HS. In the first women's league in the state...I haven't been on skates in years. Gonna have to brush up soon, I think Brooklyn would love it! I also think skating on hockey skates is MUCH easier than figure skates....cuz both edges are sharp. Just my two cents :)

Thank you, M, for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate the support. It's been a horrific ordeal...

Fairy Grandmother said...

I just love it...he is so willing to learn! Cute! xo

SusieQ said...

I am so jealous... When I was little (bigger than he is now) I had 4-runner skates and couldn't stand up on them! Roller skating I was great... ice skating, the absolute worst!!! We went ice skating a few years ago and I was about up to Bro's current ability!

Mommy 24/7 said...

OMG. Adorable!

T.J. said...

that is a brilliant idea! Bear wants to take lessons at the rink this year so that some day he too can be an ice hockey player. This should be interesting...

PS- party pooper- ha ha!!!
PPS- your comment was so very sweet on my prelude post :)

SusieQ said...

I love this video.. keep coming back and watching it a couple more times!