This week, I was inspired by Amanda Blake Soule’s post about her family’s backyard skating rink.
We also considered making a skating rink this year but never got around to it. But really, there’s no need for a backyard rink when the city maintains a beautiful skating park two minutes away.
Saturday morning we made our way to the rink. It was our youngest son’s first time skating. He wore two-blade skates for boots. It was our other son’s first time out on skates this winter. Lucky for us, the chalet comes with red balance bars for kids. We had a great time. My husband and I didn’t get to do a lot of skating but the kids loved it.
We came home and had hot chocolate and kettle corn. If you haven’t tried this, you should.
Kettle Corn (Food Network Magazine)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup of popcorn kernels
Put all ingredients in a large pot with lid. Shake over high heat until the kernels stop popping so frequently. Salt and serve.
It is the best salty-sweet snack. Great for warming up on the couch after a morning of skating in the cold.
Now the weather has turned on us. The temperature has warmed up much to the chagrin of us skaters.
Rain, Rain, Go Away…my family and I want to skate today!