Saturday, January 06, 2007

Letti on Ice ( Part Deux )

The last time ( which was the first time ever )

I had ice-skated, it was in Perth, 10 years ago, when I was there for Eileen's wedding. That skating experience was a total fiasco. I kept falling and falling, and at the end of the day, had big bruises on both knees, not to mention a sore behind and a bruised ego. I had roller skated a lot when I was a kid, but slippery ice with a single blade on either foot to balance on was a whole different thing.

Anyway, on Thursday night, I went on the ice with some degree of trepidation, but determined to have fun, whether I was going to look like a fool or not. Cindy was there skating along with me ( yay! ), and David was there for support and to be our camera man. ( He told me later that had he not been in charge of the camera, he would have sooo not been able to watch, just in case I fell and hurt myself ).

Well, to my amazement and delight, not only did I fall only ONCE, but after a few minutes of holding on to the side of the rink, and crawling along with the babies, I was able to take my hand off the ledge and start skating slowly on my own!! Hurray!!!

In the video clip, towards the end, I'm skating away on my own! ( still very much staying to the side ... just in case.. )









10 comments:

Monica said...

I cant ice skate at all and now that I know I have a problem with my feet holding steady the doc told me i cant at all unless I brace up my ankles!!!!
you are Brave!

Anonymous said...

me too, I do not Ice Skate but I used to roller skates all over the place, even on the road....Looks fun....

Skyte said...

Yay for skating on your own! Congrats. I couldn't do it! It looks like you had bunches of fun. :)

Anonymous said...

I've always been scared to try ice skating since I always had a vision of me sprawled out on the ice face first!

Looks like you had fun!

Hope you had a great New years and great weekend-Jeff

Thao said...

I took lessons as a kid. That was 20 years ago and I haven't been on the ice since. I love the last photo, the coat and gloves are OFF!

Anonymous said...

that's so cool! or shld I say cold? :) Ice skating's fun once u get the hang of it yea? Happy new year letti!

Anonymous said...

Not bad, we'll get you speed skating and bodychecking people into the boards in no time. Oh and where was you hockey stick?

Jaxon S said...

wah, soon you'd be doing figure skating moves.

fish fish said...

Letti, cool!! I wish I'll have a chance to do ice skating someday too.

ks said...

Cool!!! Just like learning to walk!