It was fun to skate together but these girls actually did better when they weren't holding my hand.
Racing along! One of their favorite games on the ice was having me time how long it took them to get around. It wasn't very precise fun, mind you, since the time depended more on the route they took, how close to the rail they stayed and how many people happened to get in their way than whether or not they actually went faster that time. They But don't tell them!
Anna, Day 1:
Josie, Day 1:
Anna says she wants to be an ice skating ballerina when she grows up (otherwise known as a figure skater). Day 2, practicing spins:
More of Anna's practice spins, Day 2:
Anna and Josie racing the clock around the rink (they hate racing each other, they just want to know how long it takes them personally), Day 2 (Part 1):
This is one of the only videos I got of Ruthie since most of her time on skates I was spotting her. She actually got to where she could go quite a significant way down the rink before falling, and if I was with her she didn't stay near the rail.
Anna making a lap around on her hockey skates, Day 3 (Part 1):