Saturday, June 26, 2010

What Do Old Ice Skaters Do in the Summer?

              They picnic!

           I skate with a group of seniors two afternoons a week from Sept. to April. We have time scheduled in one of the local arenas. We skate for an hour and then on Tuesdays we coffee at the Dairy Queen and on Fridays we make  coffee and bring our own goodies. The skating is good fun and pleasant exercise. The coffee time is great socializing. The group is very supportive of one another and so there is contact outside of the skating event itself. The June picnic is one of those events where we get together in the summer and enjoy a barbecue.

        Our oldest and one of the best skaters is 87. You have to be 50 to join the group. An amusing statement on the program description is ages 50 - 99. I guess if you turn 99  and are still skating you have to leave the group!

        So today a good picnic was enjoyed and we can look forward to skating in about 9 weeks.