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.. )