This year in making our Solstice countdown, it was hard deciding which traditions from WI we could keep and which ones we needed to rethink. Now that Sora's at school and I'm at work 6.5 hours a day, it has been hard managing our small amount of free time! Anyway, I decided that ice skating was definitely a tradition to keep. It is a LOT harder and more inconvenient in WA though. We can't just go on any nice-ish winter day and walk 100 yards to our frozen lake.
As an homage to WI skating, I found this photo on my iPod. This wasn't our local pond, but it was a decent free outdoor rink in a nearby town. Sora could skate pretty well on this terribly bumpy ice but the walkers were intriguing since she didn't usually get to use them.