January 23, 2008

Let's Kick Some Ice

There's nothing quite like straining your fingers; pulling as hard as you can go make sure you've got your laces tight enough. You already know your going to have to stop at least two more times to try to make them tighter again, but yet you still try. Stepping out onto that freshly zambonied ice for the first time, making contact with the ice and taking that first glide across the crystal clear smooth surface, and just going. It's a brief few seconds of peace; your one with your skates, and one with the ice you glide on, you can see your breath in the crisp cool air, but you don't notice how cold you really are; all you can think about is landing the impending Triple Salchow (pronunced sow cow). But then, wait. . . it's back to reality.

On Sunday I got to go ice skating, and though it was nothing like the image painted above, it was still an experience none the less, and a fun one at that. I mean, seriously, how can you not have fun when your ice skating with all your friends on a unusually warm January day on crappy ice in a rink full of people. It's an experience most wouldn't trade for the world! I was just so excited to finally get to go ice skating, I'd been anticipating it for over a month, that the potholes and the small pools of melting ice didn't cause me to think twice.

Ok, now your thinking "what's with all the sarcasm," but I really did have a wonderful time. It was lots of fun. Though we all decided a re-do is in order in the near future, at the Roseville rink. We all enjoyed the moment while it lasted, and what better way to get friends together than out on ice. I was particularly excited because for me it meant friends from two sides of the "tracks" could finally meet each other.

Here are some pictures from the day; oh and you'll be glad to know that I didn't have the pleasure of falling!
Zafar was a trooper, he didn't want to get off the ice!
This is when I finally pried my hand out of Zara's!
You should know by now where the three of us are; there you can find trouble!

5 comments:

Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer said...

hey sissy! i wanna go ice skating. . . come to UT so we can go again! mom gets speedskates! you better do your "re do" soon i think the ice rink closes like president's day weekend. . .

Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer said...

thanks for the tip off on beau's page. . have you visited kim's lately? or myspace? this is pregnancy #3 that i know of this week! hooray! lots of little friends all over the world for alani. . . hope you're have a wonderfully crazy day. do you start school next week? or did you start this week? i just want to know since i probably won't speak to you until may when we come for your graduation!love you

Grannie Annie said...

Ah.........wind in your hair, your body spins, and all else ceases to exist.........just for that moment, you are one with the ice....

Candace said...

haley! wow you look so beautiful! your hair is so long! i love ice skating...i should go!

Mike & Lucy said...

Haley,
Russians love to ice skate. We've contemplated going, but sometime when it is not too crowded since I've only done it once and Dougle's never done it. Juggling a one year old, we're going to look crazy. Too bad someone won't be there to video when we finally get around to it. But I think it will be fun and we will get lots of laughs. Have fun on your next time around...Luc