I just recently realized that the new park close-ish to my house has a small field, and that of course, they ice it during winter. It’s the first below freezing day in a couple of days today so I went to check it out. Although it snowed a lot all day yesterday, so I wasn’t sure if it was going to be cleaned yet. But yes, the mini tractor was still there working -on the park side. I think he’d just done the ice before that. So, I changed into my own skates and while I was doing that, the driver parked the tractor opposite to the ice and just stared at me from inside. That was super awkward. I haven’t been on my skates in like 10 years and I could barely stay up at first. The ice was all bumpy too, so not helping. But, luckily he left soon and I was able to ease back into it. My feet started hurting really quickly but I was glad to notice I can still go backwards and do little twists and turns.
And so that this isn’t just about me: Rise was there too, because ice skating is her hobby. :D I had basically zero privacy, because some woman came to clean the park (with a shovel and stuff) even further and was there the entire time I was on all fours, taking doll photos. That and kids were coming home from school and tried to see what I was doing over the snowy edges. =__= Oh well, I got a couple of cute photos. It was not easy because she was on skates -on ice and they obviously slide on it.
I wish there was a hockey rink close by -that would have nicer ice. The closest one isn’t that far away, but ices like that always have kids there, no matter what time you go.