16 Dec

Although we haven’t celebrated the Southern solstice yet, it’s safe to say winter has arrived in Northeast Ohio. The truth is I don’t really mind the snow, and I enjoy all the sports that come along with the season. Skiing and tubing are always a blast, but my favorite is definitely ice skating.

the wild child ice skating

The instant I’m on the ice, I feel like a kid again back on our pond in Newton Falls. Winter was always a fun season in my family. My dad took us for snowmobile rides through our fields and pulled us behind the tractor on the “giant sled.”  We went sledding on our barn hill, built snow men in the front yard, and of course had epic hockey games on our backyard pond.

I’ve been ice skating since I can remember, and it’s something I’ll always love. I have such fond memories of gliding across the pond, racing from end to end. I wasn’t the best with a hockey stick, but I was a good, little skater.

the wild child ice skating akron

the wild child ice skating rink

I recently discovered that Lock 3 in Akron offers ice skating during winter. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, it’s only $3 to rent skates and free if you have your own. It was great to be skating again, and you can bet I’ll be back before the rink closes in February.

the wild child ice skating skates

Cheers to the winter season and all the magic it brings. Happy gliding!

2 Responses to “Gliding”

  1. Pat 12/16/2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Hey my Wild Child! Love this. You are Awesome!,,, Can I be your friend on Facebook. Xoxo :-)

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Uncle Bob 12/18/2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Enjoyed this one. I remember skating where we lived on a hill. It was a real challenge skating up or down hill on the street where we lived to get to the pond where we skated. Most of all I remember wet feet frombreaking through the ice and getting my feet wet when we played hockey. Isn’t that amazing that I can still remember??? I hope you have a great holiday season (hope it includes Sebastian). Have a Merry Christmas. Love Ya Uncle Bob

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