I haven’t posted lots of Adventure Tuesday’s lately due to the fact that most of them are repeats. A couple of weeks ago we did a new one. We headed to SnowIce in Kirkland and were treated to an ice skating lesson. Eva a good friend, once trained at the Olympic Training Center and she was oh so kind to give us a lesson.
What a difference a lesson makes. I got on the ice realized that it had been a long long time since I hand’t skated with kids. I felt a bit unsteady and hesitant. I was surprised that I felt so aquward on skates. I had taken lessons when I was 5 and 6 so why didn’t I still have it?
Eva had us do some basic core and balance warm ups on the ice. Oh what a difference it makes. She had us skaing with one leg up, spinning (even taught us how to become not dizzy any more after too much spinning), we worked on a small step jump, spirals and cross overs and working with the edges to go in a circle on one foot. By the end of the hour, I was unstoppable – except maybe one time when I dug both front picks into the ice (then I was checking the temp of the ice).