Ice skating is not inline skating

One of the things I did for the wifey’s birthday was to go ice skating. I knew she used to ice skate a lot and when we were dating, she’d used to tease me by asking me to go with her. However, I used to shun the ice because it was out of my comfort zone.

But it was a good day. And marriage does change a guy.

Sad.. I know.
I guess I wore too much grey on that day

I even messed up lacing up the shoes when we were putting them on. Though I followed the instructions on a board, wifey said I done it wrong. T_T Inline skates would’ve been so much easier!

Hitting the ice

Walking with the ice skates reminded me of my inline skating days. So I grasped that pretty quickly. Then came the biggest challenge, hitting the ice.

My first move on the ice was trying to maintain balance because it was slippery. It was like trying to inline on marble floor. Whenever I tried walking, I could feel my feet slipping either front or back. Thus, I became wall hugger. But not for long.

Once I understood that I had to bend my knees to place balance in my center, I was more steady. Then I applied the motion of inline skating and I was moving forward. Though I still need to learn how to stop because the T-stop on ice seems a lot different than inline.

Forget about crawling

Let’s just make a dash for it and…whoops!

Minor ouchie
Minor ouchie

It’s like tradition. You gotta fall on the ice if it’s your first time.

I was trying to run on the ice, like how you can do it with inline skating. But I guess I lost my center along the way and slid a little to the front.

Good thing I guess is that this made the experience more memorable. And I have much lessons to learn from the ice.