Ok, just kidding... we'll take a few more lessons first but Colin did great at his first ice skating lesson tonight! We did a test run on Tuesday night and went to open skate at the Pettit Ice Arena and we made it around the rink twice (Olympic size let me tell you!) with Colin holding Mama's hand tightly and only one small fall. I forgot the helmet that night so we were being extra cautious and Colin was frustrated at the difficulty of skating on the ice but still tried!
Our first night of lessons was a complete turn around! Colin was on the ice the full time and learned how to march on the ice, fall down and the right way to easily get back up, did some games and then some free skate time! Ok, so he didn't really skate or glide around the ice quite yet in his first class but the instructor was very impressed with how stable is is on his skates and skill level of Colin and the other girl in his class! I think he's going to be skating circles around me in no time! Colin loves watching the hockey teams play in the smaller rinks and has definitely ask already when he gets to start on the ice with a stick and puck!
I also got a chance to talk to a hockey mom and boy, do I have something coming when we venture into team sports past our current 'lesson' and 'micro-tot' level... Rec leagues, clubs, AAA level and traveling teams... makes my head spin!!!