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. 🙂