I finally got the opportunity to try ice skating when I went on a three day class trip to downtown Toronto. One night we went skating in the well-known Nathan Phillips square. It was a gorgeous [albeit COLD] night, but for me, a first time skater, it was awful! :/
I hated the skates I got at the rental place [apparently I got figure skates which have a little pick in the front of the blade], and I fell three times in probably 5-10 minutes! I was with friends and really didn’t want to inconvenience them because I’m sure they wanted to have fun skating around so I just gave up.
I haven’t given up entirely though!! I WILL try ice skating again [and again and again] until I get better at it. I just need the opportunity to go again [hopefully this time I’ll go somewhere with sideboards to hang on to]. Gotta try this again before I go back to Trinidad [no ice skating in the Caribbean!] 19 months ago