I did try my best to be stylish while we went skating on the becoming-famous Arrowhead Park skating trail! However, it’s hard to think of style at -25 celsius. Hence the hat, puffy coat, attractive snow pants, puffy mittens, and generally insulated look.
It has been such a nice holiday break filled with fun and activities and this one might have been my favorite! We got all bundled up and headed out to experience the wonders of the Canadian winter. It was -25 when I woke up, but by noon it had “warmed up” to -14 so we convinced ourselves that we would be moving and therefore wouldn’t be cold. With five layers, two pairs of pants, and two sets of mittens on; this turned out to be true!
We had a grand time skating through the forest and it felt so magical and new to not be skating in a rink inside, but to instead be surrounded by tree covered with fresh snow. It felt very much like being in Narnia. Just as we were finishing up it started softly snowing! It really couldn’t have been a more picturesque day. As we were preparing to leave I started to feel the cold again, but the whole time we were skating I didn’t feel it at all.
I loved starting the new year with this new activity. It embodied the sense of happiness and adventure that I hope this whole year holds. Skating and being in a forest was just so much fun. They had other activities too, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and hiking, but none of it even seemed closed to as fun as the skating! It was a perfect way to start 2018, and I already am looking forward to going again. What did you do to celebrate the new year?