Friday, December 19, 2014

Skater Christmas Party

     Every year our senior skating group has a Christmas party. We shame the recreation dept. into supplying donuts and then most skaters bring food. Without any organization we have great variety of sandwiches, cheese  and   all the fancy Christmas goodies you could wish for.

     We contact  as many former skaters as we can find.

     So after the Friday skate we are ready to have a good time. Former skaters are always excited to get together. It gets pretty noisy as people great one another and visit.

We get ready

Really steppin' out

On the bench when the ice is resurfaced

this is what we came for

You've gotta be careful to get all the good stuff

Good times

35 comments:

  1. The food looks delicious!

    Is it un-Canadian of me to admit I've never learned how to skate?

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    1. Not un-Canadian at all! There's so much to do and be in this country that we can't be everything.

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  2. Looks like you all had a great time! I would love to go ice skating in NY at the Rockefeller Center. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Now that's a place that a little old guy like me would stay away from. I don't like crowds.

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  3. This looks a great time out. I'm glad it was a success.

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  4. Lots of fun it sounds. I used to eat mammoth amounts after playing hockey, especially ice cream. I love to get on that perfect ice, but skate ponds and creeks also. I have to go a ways to find a rink. My daughter drove the Zamboni a few years. As Red Green said, "Keep your stick to the ice" and live life good.

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    1. There's nothing like artificial ice. It's softer and easier to skate on. I liked REd Green.

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  5. The food looks yummy and I am glad you had fun!!

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  6. It is so great that you have still so many oldies skating, amazing. We don't have so much ice-rings here, only a few.

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    1. We used to have more skaters. They are trying to get seniors more involved in sports.

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  7. Oh, Red, it's a wonderful tradition, much like our hikers Christmas gathering this past week. Thank you for taking the pictures and sharing them. They definitely are worth a thousand words. :-)

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    1. the two groups are very similar. we both have great Christmas parties.

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  8. really awesome - especially to invite the former skaters back to socialize and eat and share laughs!

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    1. It's a great time. Who said seniors aren't lively?

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  9. Not a lot of ice skating where I grew up in Virginia and Oklahoma, but I did finally learn (kind of) when I moved to Massachusetts and took the kids skating.
    I envy you your skating party. It looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. However, in Oklahoma you probably get some great tennis.

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  10. JEALOUS, which is pretty sinful this time of year.

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    1. Oh forget the sin! It'll never hurt you.

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    1. It was a great time. Seniors can really have fun.

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  12. Looks like a splendid time is being had by all. How wonderful.

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    1. Old guys can have a really good time.

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  13. Can't beat a get together with friends and food. Merry Christmas!

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    1. You've got that right...it's a good time.

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  14. That is a great time. After a nice skating workout, you get to enjoy all that fantastic food.

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    1. There was a sinful variety of goodies.

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  15. Fun! Looks like no one went away hungry:)

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    1. Yes, there was lots left over. Funny how pot lucks always work out.

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  16. Now that looks like a fun party! The food looks good too! Wish I could ice skate. I used to roller skate. :)

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    1. Hey, you could still roller skate. Roller blades are much more fun that the old roller skates. Roller blades are a lot like ice skating.

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  17. That sounds like fun. I guess that many senior Canadians have known ice skating all their lives whereas here in England I only went skating once and kept falling on my ass so i never tried again. Ice is hard man!
    (My sincere apologies for referring to you as "American" on my blog)

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  18. This looks like great fun! I wish I could ice skate. I did try to learn. I really did. If I took a tumble now on the ice, I think I might break something. I'd love to watch you skate though.

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  19. Oh how fun! I used to skate a long time ago, but I've got just horrid ankles and always seem to end up with a sprain or a bad fall. We had lots of goodies after our little church Christmas play last night..everyone loves to eat!! Merry Christmas!

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