MIT has a skating rink that's open off and on throughout the week during the winter. I got some money for Christmas and purchased ice skates for Elizabeth and myself. Since we already belong to the athletic center, skating is "free" (seeing as now we don't have to pay for rental skates.) Today we went for the third time; we're going once a week.
I don't know how long it takes to learn how to skate, but I think that E's doing a great job getting a hang of the balance and building up her confidence. When she gets nervous she giggles in a really silly way that gets on my nerves, so I'm not always the most patient teacher ... but I do love spending time with Elizabeth, watching her grow up and seeing how willing she is to try new things. After our first skating session, she came home and told her dad that she already knew everything about skating! Where does she get such confidence?!
(sorry this video is sideways)
You get a little taste of the silliness at the end of this one.