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Skating Time

If you are friends with us on Facebook, you have been seeing a few videos of the kids learning how to ice skate. It has been fun to see them be so excited about this and Joash especially has been very motivated.

Now, I have ice skated, but I am not confident enough on ice skates to teach the kids. This is Wilbert's territory. But today was such a lovely, sunny and calm day that Gideon and I went along.

I did have on my skates for a bit, and I can do it, but I am no where near comfortable enough to teach the kids or do all the things Wilbert is able to do with them.

Talking about it with Wilbert the other day, he asked, "So you didn't have skating parties with your school or anything?"

"We had roller skating parties," I replied, and a flood of memories came back.

We did all of our roller skating party at The Grand Roller Rink. We had roller skating parties with church and school growing up. I remember learning to skate in the kiddie rink. And then graduating to skating in the big rink. Picking out a snack from the concessions stand was one of the most important choices of the night.

I remember the cries of "All skate, everybody skate, " and, "Ladies Choice." I remember doing the "Hokey Pokey." And at the school skating parties there was always the awkward boy/girl interactions during couples skate. And don't forget when everyone's favourite song "YMCA" came on. It was a pivotal time in the skating party as you had to skate, do the letters with your arm during the chorus (in the correct direction) and look cool and effortless through it all.

And that really made me want to go roller skating again.

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