We went ice skating at St George’s Hall on Friday and though my legs are still aching a bit at least I can proudly state that I didn’t fall over once. That’s probably because I didn’t actually attempt to skate, I just concentrated on staying on my boots and slowly made my way around the perimeter a few times.
Likewise, Mrs J managed to stay upright but she was disappointed as she has skated a lot in the past but couldn’t get used to this synthetic surface, there’s no friction so no way to push forward. It requires a whole different method.
So, one view would be that its a waste of £6 to nervously wobble around a plastic floor for half an hour but on the other hand it was fun, a nice atmosphere with all the families around and finally I can say that I have been ice-skating (sort of).
Ice Skating at St George’s Hall until January 5 2008.