I've never been ice skating and I don't know the first thing about it. My cousin and her husband have invited my boyfriend and me to bring our four-year-old daughter to an ice skating event this Saturday evening. They has a six-year-old daughter who has skated before, I think, and the two little girls are best buds when they're together. I think the event involves a short ice show and then skating for everyone. Our two families will have dinner afterward.
So my question is, would ice skating be something a four-year-old could do and enjoy? Her dad and I aren't really athletically inclined, so could we walk along with her on plain old shoes? With no prior experience, could a preschooler gain enough proficiency on the ice to have a good time in a short while? How should she be dressed? Anything else I need to know?
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:02 AM on Dec. 11, 2012
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Answer by khedy at 11:39 AM on Dec. 11, 2012
Most places don't allow people on the ice without skates, so you would have to do it with her. I have gone skating before with my son at about that age. He seemed to enjoy it but it was a lot of falling down and holding on to the rails. Will it be an outside or indoor skating rink? I normally just wore my regular clothes (jeans, shirt) along with gloves and maybe a jacket depending on if it was outdoors or indoors. Also, expect your shins to hurt like crazy.
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