Yesterday was the start of seniors skating for this season. We skate until the end of April with the exception of two or three Tuesdays.
I have told you before that I participate in skating with a group of seniors. We skate for an hour and then do coffee at the Dairy Queen.
I've never been a good skater. I had second hand skates when I was a kid and we skated on a nearby slough in the fall and spring. I never played hockey. I skated a bit with my kids when they were growing up but still never became a good skater. I skate well enough to enjoy the activity. I think that participating in something like skating helps with fitness, strength and balance. These are things a senior needs to work at or they just deteriorate.
Most of our group are excellent skaters. It's quite a thrill to see an 88 year old man skate with strength, confidence and skill. This group seems to be not just enthusiastic skaters , but enthusiastic in life and know how to support their fellow skaters.
Yesterday was 28 C outside but inside the temperature was about 6 C. It was pleasant to be in the cool arena.
So when the first Tuesday of September comes a very eager group of seniors hits the ice for another year.