It is weird the things you get into when you have kids.
When I was pregnant with my first child I would have told you that my husband and I were going to be a hockey family. We live in Missouri. It is cold and snowy most of the year. It made sense to get into winter sports. I would have supported ice skating, skiing or snowboarding too. I got all my kids into the learn to skate program. They hated it, every single one of them. What do my kids love to do? They like roller skating, no ice necessary. The roller skating rink is really fun for my kids. They play in the arcade and they rollerblade around and around. It isn’t a team sport or a real sport. However, roller blades are good fun and can burn calories. My kids were really into roller blading. We have our whole driveway paved so they can skate around. My boys will play roller hockey and set up courses where they duck and weave around cones. Occasionally the Skate Corner will set up a roller hockey everett and all the kids play. I am hopeful that this love will transition into an ice skating one. I would like my kids to be on a team sport and attend actual games. For right now I am enjoying that they have something they love that is cheap, safe and easy to do in our hometown of Lee’s Summit Missouri. The Skate Corner is right by our house and always seems to be open.