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.
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???