Wow, it's been years since I've skated. I forgot certain muscles existed! At first, I had to sit down every couple of laps because my shins were hurting so bad. By the end of the evening, I could go 6 - 8 laps without sitting :-).
The brown leather and orange wheeled skates are gone. I kinda missed them.
The days of having to skate up to the DJ and request a song are over. Now you can text your requests directly to him.
The rink has $2.50 Tuesdays, so I'm going to try to go every week. I hope to take my nephew in about a month when my church back home (the one he gets to go to with me when I'm in town). But I need to get back in the saddle, so to speak, so it's practice, practice, practice for me.
Did you know the kids text and skate know-a-days? or talk and skate? I was amazed that they could hear over the music to carry on a conversation.
Back when I skated all the time, no one wore their book bags on the rink, yet probably 2 dozen were wearing them tonight. One nearly wacked me with his a few times as he weaved past me (the straps weren't tight enough and it swayed back and forth).
Did you know you should wear pants with ventilation when skating? Seriously - at least half a dozen girls had jeans with holes in them. :-). Another half a dozen must have thought they were sleeping at the rink and were wearing pajama bottoms.
Lastly, I must have been an annoying kid, as I constantly weaved through people back in the day. I was at the rink nearly every Saturday morning/early afternoon unless I had a ball game for quite a few years.
Times have changed at the skating rink!
We'll see if I can move in the morning :-).
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