As some of you may know, I am obsessed with ice skating. Playing ice hockey in college was one of the best experiences and nothing beats the feeling of stepping on a fresh sheet of ice to get a clear mind or full heart. At Lululemon we are all about finding ways to sweat outdoors this season and honestly, ice skating is the most magical thing for me.
I remember growing up one of my favorite traditions would be when my dad would take us all up to our cabin at midnight to light lanterns around the pond and play hockey under the moonlight/stars. We would loose pucks in the snowbanks, only to be retrieved once the snow melted in the spring or our dog relentlessly dug them out. My dad took old school bus seats and put a board behind them so that we had a “goal” that forced us to keep the pucks on the ice instead of flying them at him which just made it all the more unique. I cannot wait to have little ones that play up at the pond and finish a whole day of skating & sledding with hot cocoa/homemade cookies.
There are so many amazing ways to be active outside and to encourage your family to get some much needed fresh air in their lungs.
- If you are in the St. Louis area and haven’t been to the outdoor rink in Forest Park then you are truly missing out my friends. The admission is $6 and it is $7 to rent skates if you need them! There is a large bonfire pit that you can warm up your frozen hands at while sipping on hot cocoa, ahh bliss.
- The outdoor rink in Shaw Park is also a great option if you are looking for a perfect little spot to hang out and skate outside! They also have times that you can go and play open hockey which I most definitely will be hitting up this winter.
- I have heard really great things about the Anheuser Brewery ice rink that opened up this year and cannot wait to hit the ice there as well. They apparently have a large amount of lights and the whole place feels like a winter wonderland. Plus, you get beer. If you are into that type of thing.
I hope that everyone is having a great start to December. There are fun and exciting things in the works over here that I cannot wait to share with you all. Also, I will be creating a content calendar tonight so that I finally get some consistency, thank you for being here on this journey with me, friends!
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Until next time.