Looking for something to do with visitors and/or your family this winter season? Check out the Ice Skating rink at Atlantic Station! This week we have had relatives visiting from out of town and so we attempted to ice skate with six adults (of which I was the only liability), one seven year old girl who had never been ice skating, and two nearly three year old girls who had seen Frozen.
Yup, someone should bottle up all that goodness into our very own specialty holiday latte called Anticipation. Discover the deliciousness after the jump!
It was one of those bizarre southern experiences that could either transport you to a time when you did this wintery sport in a city with “real winter,” or to that special place in your head where you think, Yeah, this feels like winter, just like the movies!
Its no coincidence that those skates look larger than our toddlers’ whole bodies-they happen to be size 12, the smallest size available. The straps tighten well enough to stay on their size 7 feet, but they lost a significant amount of control with their giant skates.
Yes, I know it sounds wacky, but what would you have done? (This is not a rhetorical question!) Would you have walked away or strapped those ginormous sharp objects on your wee one?
Despite the ridiculous challenges, there was this one miraculous moment when my niece became fed up with life, saw her mom, and by the power of her own screams and determination, she was able to skate on her own to reach her mom! Never underestimate the will of a baby who wants its mama, or get in the way of one!
Miracles aside, this was not a cheap thrill-it was $102 for our little party! For a Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm, it was decently crowded, but not so much that we were running into people or causing accidents with our stop and go travel.
All in all, it was more or less a day in the life of family with young kids doing anything, except we had extra help by way of our awesome Saddington brother and sisters. It was a grand time, we just happened to be ice skating while creating it.