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Ice Skating with the Family

Ice skating is one of our favorite outdoor winter activity…second to snowboarding. Except for this year we would go every Thursday to the ice skating rink in the 22nd district and spend an hour learning tricks and moves – for the little girl that’s figure skating while it’s hockey for son1, little boy still goes with the smaller group who learns to glide and move about.

Above was during our night-out ice skating at the outdoor ring in Vienna’s Ice Skating Club. The cold didn’t stop us from enjoying the ice. Below is one of the many sessions they had at the Albert Schutz Hall. Little boy was around 4 in here (last year) and though he started learning at 3, he’s always been a bit hesitant to move about.

These photos were from 2010 , you would even recognize the one were daughter is in pink is the image I used for the header.


Ice Skating

A conversation with my daughter sometime last year goes:

Mom: Would you like to attend  ballet class?
Dawty: No mommy, that’s tiring. I prefer figure skating…

Had to laugh because figure skating is like ballet on ice! She definitely thought that it’s not as hard as ballet when in fact, it’s double the difficulty.

We’ve been going for three years now to an ice skating course every November-March and all three of my kids can skate well now. I bought the boys hockey skates while I bought my daughter figure skates. Those in photo are hers, I got her white to match every color that she’d wear. ;D

My husband would always say that I’m making our kids do the things that I wasn’t able to do when I was their age. Perhaps it’s true, I think the fun there is they all enjoy it…I had a different childhood which was enjoyable too but as my husband once said, “he hopes our kids would have twice the fun of the childhood he had.” ¬†– I do too.

Little boy can skate too!