Thursday, December 11, 2008

Skating Away

For the past few years, the businesses on Market Square have sponsored a huge ice rink for the holidays. It's quite popular with families and teens. I am content to remain an obesrver, as I spend most of my time on the rink either clinging to the wall or dusting ice shavings off my rump after another fall. I'm just impressed that an outdoor skating rink exists in the Mid-South, where temperatures often remain above freezing during the winter.

10 comments:

Tanya said...

What fun! We had an outdoor rink in Georgia too that we always intended on going to but just never made it. I wonder if we have one here?

Jim said...

Did you and Hope meet up? I am like you, I grab the wall way to much for it to be fun for me.

Hope said...

Knoxville Girl! I guess great minds think alike! I posted an ice-skating rink photo too! Too Funny and such a Coincidence!

~Hope in Knoxville

Hope said...

OMG! Knoxville Girl, we posted comments to each other on our blogs at exactly the same time .... at 8:22 a.m.!! Now I'm getting kinda scared! Either that, or we've now entered the Twilight Zone!

~Hope in Knoxville

Hope said...

Another thought from Hope...

Btw, I will miss your blog for the next couple of weeks. We're heading down to Florida for a trip to Walt Disney World. I won't have internet access....so will have to catch up when I return back home to Tennessee.

In the meantime....Merry Christmas!

babooshka said...

I had a mis spent youth at the "silver blades" Birmingham uk where I used to jump the barrel. Then I discovered drinking from it instead...the two don't mix apparently. I'd love to go again. The uk radar. I like that.

Virginia said...

I am cracking up at B again. Drinking from the barrel instead of jumping them. Don't drink and jump B!
I have never been on ice skates. Here in B'ham, the only rink closed. DUH!

Bob Crowe said...

I'm with you. I've tried to ice skate a few times and end up acting like a human Zamboni machine with my mouth. Safer to stay outside and take pictures. Your post reminds me of the first time I saw an ice skating rink in Dallas. Someone might as well have installed a swimming pool on the moon

Laurie said...

You and Hope really shared a brain today! Love this. And I love serendipity, too!

marley said...

I just commented on Hope's blog sayimng how our rink isn't ice - its plastic! There have been lots of complaints!