Friday, February 22, 2008

A New Endeavor

The two big kids have been begging for months-- months-- to take ice skating lessons. Finally I got around to signing them up and last night was their first lesson.

What in the world was I waiting for, I wonder! Madeleine and Hank are in different classes but both classes are on the ice at the same time (the same ice, incidentally, where Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair trained before their Olympic wins) so it is incredibly convenient and it's really fun, even for a spectator.

We'll see if this new craze sticks or not. I confess that I hope it does because the facility where they are taking lessons offers so many different opportunities no matter which ice sport they develop an interest in. There are hockey leagues for children as young as six, figure skating coaches, a synchronized skating training program and team (no, I had never heard of it either) and, of course, one of the country's epicenters of speed skating.

Next week I will try to remember my camera. Madeleine and Hank look pretty good on the ice, if I do say so myself!

7 comments:

sixty-five said...

Next week try to remember your SKATES! It's not just for kids.

SuperMom said...

I know, it's just that I have Elisabeth with too. When she's three though, we can enroll in a tot and parent class, which I FULLY intend to do. I love to skate (not that I'm any GOOD at it, LOL).

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MOST with an attitude said...

If the kids get interested in hockey, you should talk with our other pal in Madison. One of hers is in his 3rd season, I think!
Glad to hear the kids are having fun. M's new thing is karate. We'll see how long this sport lasts!!

Later...

Anonymous said...

Careful what you ask for...ask Sixty-five what time she had to get up to take me to my rink time for my ice skating practice sessions as kid (I think we had to get up at 4:45am for 5:30am ice time...). Sixty-five was very thankful when I decided to focus on tennis instead (the tennis courts were just up the street, they were free and I could walk there myself!) - H

Alexis Jacobs said...

I can't wait to see pictures. I bet they are so cute!

SuperMom said...

ask Sixty-five what time she had to get up to take me to my rink time for my ice skating practice sessions as kid

Hmmmm... I wonder if it's too late to return their skates... ;)