Monday, January 17, 2011

Shaking Off the Skating Rust in Silver Spring

As the family hopefully gets ready for a couple of spring skiing vacations, we thought we'd hit the ice yesterday for a quick tune-up on skates at the nice new Silver Spring downtown outdoor rink.

Jackson got his first taste of ice skates and did well. No falls! (And even able to mug for the camera, see the photo to the left.) Ski school should be a little more difficult, but it's good to know he looks like a natural with winter sports.

It was the first time I'd been on skates since one trip to a rink in Baltimore about 5 years ago. Before that, it had been since my days growing up on Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville, Illinois. I got to be a pretty good skater in those days, but have definitely acquired significant rust since then.