Friday, November 29, 2013

When You Take a Friend to the Rink because They Want to "Learn To Skate"

First you help them out on the ice:

And they grab you and take you down
 Then you get away from your friend as quickly as possible, letting them skate on their own:

Watching them grab for the boards can be amusing too:

Finally after a long hour at the rink, you go home and take a well deserved nap!


  1. Haha, yes. Or you waddle around with them and at the end they exclaim "Oh you skate so well!" when you didn't even get up to a quarter of the speed you use for warm up strokes.

  2. Did the "take your friend to the rink" thing once. It ended badly but at least didn't involve a trip to the ER. Upon returning home I required a steadying glass of rum.

    1. The first time I went skating, my friend helped me out to the middle of the lane (several feet from the boards) and abandoned me. Fortunately, I figured out how to slalom and swizzle in about 2 minutes. Stop? No.

  3. Haha! Did this on a date once; ended that relationship quite by accident. He told me he could skate and after 10 minutes of skating around, holding hands, I just took off. Found out he couldn't skate at all. Oh well... Another one bites the dust.