Let's face it, ice skating has not traditionally been a mainstream sport in North Texas. Other than the occasional temporary rinks during the winter holidays or the Winter Olympics every four years, most of us don't think of ice skating when we think of recreation. Perhaps it is because we tried it--once--without any instruction and decided there were no "triple salchows" or "hat tricks" in our future. If you were like me on my one-and-only outing, I had looked like Bambi floundering around on the ice. It was not a pretty picture, and my ego was not the only thing bruised.
However, the Dallas Stars have a program that is designed to improve my ice skating self-esteem. They are offering a Free Program that allows you and me to Try Skating for Free. The Program lasts four-weeks and is for participants of all ages, who want to learn how to ice skate. Each partaker will receive 30-minutes of lessons on the basics of skating from a trained coach, over four consecutive Saturdays. Following the lessons, skaters will have extra time on the ice to skate free-of-charge and to hone their newly learned skills.
I can't wait to tell my friends and family about this new opportunity. Who knows? Maybe my "Dorothy Hamill" hairstyle will be making a comeback. Click here to find out which months the Dallas Stars will be offering classes in your area.