Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Slippery Skates

Finally, after months on my to-do list, I went ice skating at Bryant Park.

My friend and I attempted twice before to skate on The Pond at Bryant Park, but it didn't work out for a variety of reasons (namely, crowds). We decided to go in the middle of the day this time, so we wouldn't have to deal with any lines or crowds. It also didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely gorgeous.

Ice skating is one of those classic winter activities. My family used to skate every winter at Wollman Rink in Central Park.

I hadn't skated for years, so my ice skating experience at Bryant Park didn't start off all that rosy. I clutched onto the wall for dear life for the first 45 minutes. After that, I trepidatiously moved about a  foot away from the wall, and slowly, slowly, with my hands swinging like a mad-man, made my way around the rink.

And then, miracle of miracles, I got used to it!!! And I became professional! (I'm not joking). I zoomed around the ice, no care in the world, zig zagging in between the other skaters, having the time of my life.
(okay, maybe this is a bit fabricated, but I still got really good. Even ask my friend).

I'll be honest, I like Wollman Rink much better. But I think that Bryant Park is beautiful during the month of December, with all its twinkly lights and quaint little shops. At night, of course.

Maybe I'll still get to skate at Wollman Rink sometime this winter. And Rockefeller Center, as well. Anyone care to join?

1 comment:

  1. Yaaaayyyy
    Leah got off the walll


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