Tuesday, January 26, 2010

off with the boots

on with the skates.

have you ever gone ice-skating on a frozen pond?

20 comments:

Steffe said...

A few times. But I do have a slight fear of that sort of thing. Looks safe here.

Cezar and Léia said...

First I need to find a way to stand up! :)
I'm always concerned about these ponds, I think it's dangerous!
Anyway that father knows what is safe and what is not, I hope so! :)
Hugs
Léia

Kate said...

It's been years, and I recall the fun! Always a little bumpy but challenging. The family looks like they are anticipating the adventure.

Giorgio said...

Yes, when I was in Canada... but it was a total disaster... Once I even "played" hockey: I was dressed up like a ninja, but my Canadian friends looked like they were born with skates on their feet, so after a few minutes on the ice, I went back to the locker room!

Leif Hagen said...

I've skated on my parents' lake a few times - it's quite small. Otherwise, we do skate often on our outdoor neighborhood rink!

Anya said...

Yes in our country they do it on pounds but I don't like it,
it looks scary for me !!!

Sunny said...

Cute picture.
Yes and also fell through the ice, luckily it was very shallow water. That was many, many years ago.
Sunny :)

glenda said...

Yes, we used to play ice hockey and it was pretty bumpy.

Lois said...

I can't say that I have, but I would like to try it some day. It looks like fun!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I grew up in Alaska and each winter when the lake was frozen my dad would go out and drill a test hole - if it was deep enough all the kids waiting on the shore would rush to skate - we skated until dark, and then skated longer because it is lighter on the ice than on the shore. We skated until the ice began to melt in the spring and when it was covered with an inch of melted water then we had to stop skating.

Jilly said...

No never. think I'd be scared. Love this scene tho and sure they all had a ball.

Malyss said...

When I was around 18/20, I loved practising ice-skating. but it wa s in a closed place with a roof..

Rob and Mandy said...

Yes, in Denali, once. Was fun!

Jacob said...

What terrific light here, Brattcat! The photo fairly glows. And a great family scene.

And yes, I used to skate on frozen ponds all the time in the years I lived in Minnesota! We played hockey on frozen ponds. I wouldn't want to do it any more, though.

Jacob said...

Hey, wait a minute! This isn't Florida!

Bob Crowe said...

Just from the thumbnail, I first thought you were bringing us back to summer at the beach, sort of a January dream. Not so. No. never skated on a frozen lake. I can't ice skate. Or ski, either, despite years of lessons when we took our kids out west every winter. Just a natural born klutz.

VP said...

No frozen ponds here, and probably I won't be able to do it...

Tulsa Gentleman said...

It doesn't get cold enough in Oklahoma to skate on a pond. Here we use inline roller skates and skate year around

Diederick Wijmans said...

That brings back memories:
Yes, I have!! I was born in Holland and spent my youth skating on canals and partially frozen lakes during the many severe winters then! Thanks for reminding!

Amin said...

Wonderful..,,,