For the last couple of years, I have known of the downtown ice skating rink, but it wasn’t until last year that I finally decided to give it a go. Let me tell you something about ice skating, it’s hella fun once you get the hang of it. If it’s your first time or you don’t have real good balance, your going to fall on your butt. That’s why you take your significant other to hold your hand and keep you from falling.
For $8 you get to rent a pair of skates and have an hours time of going around in circles trying to get the hang of it. When I first started last year, I was bad. Real bad. In fact, I had to hold on to the rails like some wussy and scrape along the ice. It was only until my third time around that I was finally starting to get the hang of it and skating on my own. Of course, back then I was courting a young lady who I call my X now, but skating under the stars in the middle of Downtown with beautiful lights all over the place. Very romantic. The ring is open everyday and the last session is at 9 p.m. so you can go anytime in between noon and 9 p.m. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to try ice skating for the first time. I never grew up around any ice skating rinks so it’s definitely a great opportunity to try something new. If you have any hang ups about wearing skates other people have worn, bring extra socks. Also there’s going to be bands performing on different days. My picks are their Fridays in which their going to have “upground,” a ska band(12-12), a Pearl Jam cover band(12-19), HU2, a U2 cover band(12-26), Led Zepagain(1-09) and David Brighton covering David Bowie(1-16). Sadly, still no Metallica cover band.