Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ice Rink!

Because this winter is supposed to be a cold one, my dad has decided we could put up the ice rink in our backyard this year! They set up the frame right before it snowed, and on Friday they fixed the broken seam in the plastic sheet. Now it's laid in and they've started filling it. I haven't really helped at all this year, but I'm very excited... it looks like we might have it ready to use before Christmas. I think that's a first! Sorry, I didn't think to snap a picture before it got dark; otherwise I would have put one up.


  1. Sweet! Didn't you guys try this last year but it didn't work or something? Seems familiar. Anyway, I'd like to see a picture of it. How big is it? I haven't ice skated for while, mainly because of not having a good pair of skates (my dad's old ones are shoe lace type and I can't ever get them tight enough and they hurt and are, well, old lol). I should check though and see if my grandparents have found another pair my size. If the lake freezes with out snow on it, it is so smooth and sweet to skate on. Doesn't happen often though.

  2. Oh, how fun! I've never been much of an ice-skater, but it's always looked like a lot of fun. Usually I "skate" with boots of some sort. Doesn't work too well!

    Can't wait to see pictures!

  3. Haha we're not much ice-skaters either, but having it in our own backyard helped! We didn't even try it last year and it was a good thing, as it was warm/cold/warm/cold all winter (good for snow but not for ice). The two years before that we did it though. :)
    Interestingly enough, boots are more slippery on ice than skates are! (Though that doesn't stop us from falling on skates, lol!)