In this lengthy winter break, I've started a campaign for myself to simply just get out of the house. Last Friday, a few friends and I ventured over the Harbour Bridge to hit up Macquarie Ice Rink for some fun on the ice. My family often went ice-skating when I was a child, but as the years rolled by there was no longer enough time to fit it in. After three years away from the ice, my friends and I showed up at 11am all bright eyed and bushy tailed waiting excitedly to put on those skates and start doing laps. For just $21, we were able to spend two hours skating around the large rink with some great music blasting.
Those first tentative steps onto the ice were terrifying, and as the hours went by, our confidence slowly built up to create this rush of adrenalin, an adrenalin consisting of the flying feeling and the all-consuming fear that we would fall. Around midday, a limbo was started in the centre of the rink, which meant there were fewer young children that I needed to worry about running into on the outer layers of the rink. Being the middle of the day on a Friday in the school holidays meant that it was quite busy. I'd recommend next time going earlier in the week, but that $21 was completely worth it. It was such a lovely group adventure, and we glided to lunch afterwards, still on our post ice-skating high. The best part is that I didn't even fall once. So if you're looking for some fun things to do this winter, I challenge you to get out there and try to remain upright. Good luck!