Beginning of Ice Skating Season 2018-2019

Yesterday, the Blue Cross River Rink opened for the 2018-2019 winter season! To commemorate their 25th anniversary, they gave everyone a day of ice skating free of charge! I always skate free, since I hold an insurance card and have my own skates, but it was nice that they extended this to everyone yesterday.

I arrived just as the rink was opening. I had my gluten-free Starbucks drink in hand and I was prepared to place it outside of the venue. One of the security guards recognized me from the last time and he said, “long time no see! How are you?” We caught up for a bit, it was so nice catching up and before I went in, I asked him if I could bring in my GF drink. He said, “since you have a restriction to what you can eat and drink, you may bring it in.” I felt grateful.

I’ve noticed a big difference since going gluten-free. In the past, I would have to take a break because I was sore, but that wasn’t the case yesterday. I skated for an hour, pain free! I also skated without an ice walker, I was zipping and flying and it felt nice. I even made it onto NBC10 for 10 seconds. As always, I met kind people yesterday and helped a few skate.

I am looking forward to the rest of this skate season. 🙂

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One thought on “Beginning of Ice Skating Season 2018-2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m back, dear friend! Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during my bereavement absence and for your kind and supportive comment on my special post paying tribute to my deceased sister-in-law May Lynn.

    It does my heart good to see you back on the ice with a smile on your face, and I am thrilled to learn that you were able to zip around Blue Cross River Rink pain free and without the aid of a walker. I am very happy to know you are feeling better since going gluten-free. It was nice of the friendly guard to remain flexible, bend the rules a bit and allow you to bring your GF drink inside. You even made it onto the local news. It pleases me to find out that you encountered friendly folks at the rink and that you “paid it forward” by helping beginners learn to skate.

    Thank you again for understanding my need to be with family through the mourning process. Although Mrs. Shady and I are still entertaining visitors from other states, I didn’t want to wait any longer to return to active blogging. Therefore, barring any additional disasters, I will be publishing a new musical post tomorrow morning.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend JM!


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