A Weekend of Ice Skating 25 and 26 January

On 25 January, I took two hours off from work and treated myself to a lunch at Panera. I had their winter chicken, apple chip salad and it was so delicious. I love Panera’s salads and their gluten-free soups.


I then made my way to the skating rink and I was amazed how windy it was. I ended up renting an ice walker because the wind was blowing me around. The rink wasn’t crowded and while I wanted to skate for a second session, but it was too windy to skate for an extra hour and a half. I skated from 3-4:30 and made a new friend in the wind. Her name was Houda and she was learning how to skate. I showed her a little bit, but the wind wasn’t helpful.

After the library on 26 January, I went skating again and managed to skate for two sessions. Both sessions were crowded as anything, but during the intermission, figure skaters took the ice and performed for us. That was neat. šŸ™‚

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One thought on “A Weekend of Ice Skating 25 and 26 January”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m happy to learn that you went to the ice rink two days in a row. Strong wind makes every outdoor activity a challenge. As a kid I loved basketball so much that I played all year round in all kinds of weather. I even shoveled deep snow off my neighbor’s driveway so that I could use his goal. Sometimes the north wind was blowing so hard that the ball sailed six feet to the left or right of the hoop, but I still had fun. I’m glad you got some exercise and fresh air, watched that figure skating performance at intermission and even made a new friend the first day.

    I love eating at Panera and enjoy the variety of soups and salads they offer. The picture you took of your winter chicken, apple chip salad has me eager to try it next time I’m there.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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