2010年1月16日土曜日

The little girl and the ice

Once upon a time there was a little girl who went ice-skating for the first time.

At first she as a little confused:

"The one with the two planks and the two sticks?"
"Nope. That's skiing."
"The one that Uncle James does?!!??!"
"No! That's snowboarding. Skating is on ice. You wear special shoes and glide on the ice."
"What's glide? On ice? On purpose?! You always say don't walk on the ice...."


But she soon got the hang of it.


Her sister was less impressed:
"It's cold. And it's hard. And I don't like those shoes..."



But then she realised that your skates draw lines on the ice when you move and she loves drawing so she thought she'd give those weird shoes a go after all.


Meanwhile the little girl was having her first skating class. It was pretty tricky, hard to concentrate with all those cool speed skaters racing past and a bit disappointing the triple axel wasn't on the curriculum but other than that she had a blast.


The teacher certainly succeeded in instilling lots of confidence. She decided to skate over and say hi to mummy.


A little too much confidence even...


It all looked so much fun the little girl's mummy even took a class.*
* Please note she's on one foot there!


By the end of two hours the little girl, her mum* and even her little sister were standing up on ice- and smiling!
*Yes, her mum is probably the only adult in the known universe who wears a helmet for beginners skating but if you knew her staggering lack of co-ordination and its related osteopathic history you'd concur that it is advisable.

The little girl was smiling biggest of all- she was hooked-


and already planning on trying speed skating next time...

4 件のコメント:

Nay さんのコメント...

I love the way you write - your posts always make me smile!!

It sounds like the girls first ice skating adventure was a success!! I have only ever been once but I had a ball. I wish I could do it more often. Very similiar to rollarblading, would you agree?

Claire さんのコメント...

Where are all the people ? We went last weekend and it was packed. Your rink looks much more relaxing. BTW weekly '80's roller discos meant I was sooo much better than DH. (UK's doinaka!)

Heather.Victoria さんのコメント...

cute blog

thefukases さんのコメント...

Nay- thanks! I had only been once, too! It was a winter only thing at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. I'm surprised you had one at all in Brisbane!

Claire- it's pretty primitive- free to skate, 500 yen skate hire and 80% of the people are elementary school speed skating team members.

I think regular Nagano-ites feel skiing is the way to go and skating is a game.

H.V- thanks! and great name, BTW! ;P