Tuesday 26 February 2013

Learning new things - Ice Skating

(Goblin is 40 months)

I took Goblin iceskating with his friends the other week. I have to admit I wasn't sure how he'd be. Despite being quite a physical child it's hard to assess what Goblin will like and what he will really hate.  He certainly doesn't like large numbers of people so we were really lucky to find a session that was very quiet. It was a special toddler session so for the entry fee you got skates and a penguin. 
 Goblin didn't take long at all to work out how to hold his penguin so he didn't fall over and once he'd mastered that he was away. The only times he sought me out was when he wanted to go really fast. Then I'd hold the penguin, he'd rest his arms over mine so I was sort of holding him up, and I'd push the penguin round the rink really fast. He loved zooming about.
 And an added bonus at the end of our trip as we were changing out of a our skates, we got to watch the Zamboni clear the ice. Probably the highlight of the day for Goblin, although it was a close contest with a stick he found on the way home.


  1. I've never seen those penguins before, such a great idea.

  2. Loved looking at your pics and Goblin having so much fun...he is so clever!We don't have anything like that here unfortunately...although i may stress a little too much trying to watch 2 at once lol!

  3. What awesome fun! And how cute are the penguins! During winter they have an ice rink in the city, will have to take the kids this year :-)

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