2011年2月5日土曜日

last slide

Last slide.

Last glide.

Last crash and burn.

Our local ice skating centre is closing.

It is city owned and free and the skates cost a measly 500 yen to rent so I guess it was only a matter of time but still we're going to miss it. After attending classes last year Meg is quite the little skater and now twirls away with gay abandon (and a lot more enthusiasm than grace it has to be said- I'm not googling winter olympic sites yet) and Amy has the most energy inefficient and tiring looking skating style ever- she never glides at all just constantly takes steps, but she has confidence and is perplexingly extremely fast. To the point where I keep calling out 'wait for mummy!' as I glide behind her trying vainly to catch up. K had only ever skated on flooded and frozen rice paddies before and even then only a coupleof times a year so his skating style is rustic but effective and, most importantly, it has been a lot of fun to head out to the rink for a morning or an afternoon too tiring to consider a full day at our level of expertise!)

K is brave/ skilful enough to skate and shoot so we have some commemorative snaps of the other three of us:

Amy not waiting for me

Meg coming out of a turn


Meg doing some lungey sweepy move


A rare not-ruined-by-absurd-pose picture of Amy

Goodbye Asama Onsen Skate Centre. We'll miss you!

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

I love that last picture of Amy! She's gorgeous!

And what a bummer about the ice skating rink. : (

Tigermama さんのコメント...

That really sucks that they are closing your rink. My kids tried ice skating in Canada at Christmas and they LOVED it! It was so much fun. I keep telling them we will go again when we move back to Japan. The first picture is CLASSIC...love Amy's expression and form.