Monday, 9 January 2012
Ice skating for the very first time!
Skating for the very first time can be daunting, especially if you've never been involved with snowsports. On Sunday, we had our first Introduction to Winter Sports class, 2012 Sunday edition, up on Mount Royal. There's barely enough snow for snowsports, so we opted to go skating. It was a mild day with a few snowflakes and even some sun in the afternoon. Newcomers from France, Spain, Germany and Sudan tried their hand at skating - many of them had never (or barely ever) skated before. It feels like a pretty crazy sport the first time you stand on the ice with your skates! Many thanks to all of the participants for their persistence and enthusiasm, which will definitely pay off. Everyone had improved by the end of the session. Thanks a million also to our volunteer, who also volunteers with the like-minded McGill organisation B.Refuge, and has years of speed skating experience! We got lots of useful tips!