Friday, January 22, 2010

Ice Skating in Downtown Saint Paul

One of the (few?) greatest things about Minnesota winters is the abundance of snowtime activities made available to my cold-blooded friends. Earlier this month, one such friend had the great idea to go ice skating in Saint Paul.

Each year, downtown Saint Paul offers free ice skating at an outdoor rink located next to the beautiful, historic Landmark Center.

Mind you, I hadn't been ice skating since probably the eighth grade...and given that graceful isn't exactly one of the words often used to describe me, I was slightly nervous about this little outdoor adventure. The good news is that after about 10 minutes, I started to get comfortable in the skates and began doing my best "Cutting Edge" impressions (toe pick!). Plus, you get quite a workout going round-and-round that rink. Best of all, there were no falls to report. All in all, a victory.

If you're interested in skating, the 2009-2010 season runs through Jan. 31, and Wells Fargo offers free skate rental to anyone with a Wells Fargo check card (otherwise $2 per person).

If the idea of freezing for free doesn't entice you, surely the beautiful Saint Paul architecture will. :)

1 comment:

  1. We used to skate at the lake when I was in high school, I never was good at it. It always hurt my ankles so much. The only skating I'll do these days is if I buy it for the Wii!