|One of the two sheets of ice at York City Ice Arena|
We headed out onto the ice and made our way slowly around the perimeter, holding onto the wall. The session was well attended for a weekday afternoon, but I assume it was busier than usual since it was a school holiday. After a few slow laps, the little one got up the confidence to let go of my hand and made some of her first few glides by herself. We didn't stay much longer than that, as her pants started to get wet from falling so much. She seemed to have a good time, though, and we even got information on learn to skate lessons.
Things to remember:
1. Gloves are a great idea...especially for those who may fall often.
2. Stay to watch the Zamboni. Your child may enjoy watching this large machine resurface the ice.
3. Weekday afternoon, less crowded, sessions may be better for a new skater.
4. Lace those skates tight! That will help your child have more control on the ice.