Today we headed out to Tenney Park in Madison for some ice skating. It was warm today, well in comparison to what it will be the next four days, so ice skating seemed like a great idea.
We didn't even know if they would have skates small enough for Sam but we thought we would go and give it a try! They did!
She didn't realize how slippery it was going to be or how difficult it was going to be OR that she could fall!
So we held her hands, skated with her and she did okay.
And then she fell, several times and decided she was done.
Both girls sat on the ice and watched Chris and I skate for a few minutes and thought that was pretty neat.
Avery was good at cheering us on!
After we were done skating we explored some other parts of the park.
We ran out of time to do more exploring of the park which is a shame because I noticed a big flock of mallards on part of the pond and some very fresh beaver chewings in another area. This would be a great spot to explore for tracks, signs of winter wildlife and a chance to get to see some ducks this time of year.
It was a great afternoon during a warm snowfall with my girls and husband.
The Nitty Gritty!
Ice skating outside is amazing. Being able to skate on a frozen pond surrounded by trees, birds, snow falling, and fresh air is a great experience for kids and adults!
But skating inside can be a great winter activity and great exercise too. And apparently it is never too young to start, well I can't say that actually because they didn't have skates small enough for Avery!