Holy geez, I can’t believe it’s already December. Seriously, where did November go? I barely even had time to get sick of turkey, stuffing and the like before December shows up demanding gifts, politically correct holiday cards and bowls of egg nog punch. sigh Never enough time. But! For better or worse, December is here in all it’s winter glory so… let’s ice skate!
Oh yes my friends, I love ice skating. But to clarify, it’s not so much that I myself like to ice skate. It’s more that I looooove to watch other people ice skate. You see, when I ice skate, I fall and it hurts. Not so fun. But when other people ice skate, they fall and it’s funny. Very fun. Make sense?
It’s okay — judge all you want. I know laughing at other people’s pain is not exactly the nicest thing to do. But you have to remember, I fall ALL THE TIME. And people laugh at me. Shoot, I laugh at me. Everyone has a good laugh at my expense. So right or wrong, I feel justified in pointing and laughing when the big guy on skates slips and does the splits. (Admit, you just chuckled a little at that mental image.)
Lucky for me, the Seattle Center House transforms into an ice skating rink during the winter. I can do all the skater-watching I want at at the Ice Rink – Winterfest November 26 through January 2. That’s a whole month of laughing! I’ll probably even do some skating myself. You know, just to keep things even on the laughing-at-others-expense front.
November 26 through January 2
Sun. – Thurs., 11am – 8pm
Fri. – Sat., 11am – 10pm
Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, $2 children ages 5 and under, includes skate rental. Cash only. Special hours: Dec. 24 closes at 4pm, Dec 25 closed, Dec 31 closes at 11:30pm.