And That’s a Wrap! | Blue Cross River Rink’s 2020-2021 Ice Skating Season Ends

Winterfest’s last day was on Sunday 7 March, but those sessions sold out and I reserved a double session for the evening of 6 March 2021. I rented an ice walker since the ice was uneven; the ice was different this year, but it could have been the year it was.

What a difference a year makes! Brian now works at the River Rink! Of course, masked selfies too.

I skated over to Brian, well, I didn’t know his name before I skated over. I said, “Hey, it’s nice to see that you are working here!” I could tell he was smiling, you can tell when people are smiling with their masks on because their eyes light up. He was so excited and I asked him if he also roller skates. “Yep! I will be working here for roller skating too.”

“I hope Summerfest opens this year.”

“We should be.”

“If you are, I will probably come at night. Roller skating with masks sounds difficult.”

He agreed and laughed, “Yeah, I would stick to nights too. I don’t handle heat well either.”

Before I skated off, I said, “I’m Jessica by the way.” “I’m Brian.”

If Summerfest opens, I’m sure it’ll be ticketed and limited like Winterfest. I didn’t go ice skating as much this year as in years past because of the timing and selling out.

I had a joyful season and I had fun, despite being masked and taking selfies at a six feet distance. I met some wonderful people this season too. Can’t wait for November 2021!

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One thought on “And That’s a Wrap! | Blue Cross River Rink’s 2020-2021 Ice Skating Season Ends”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It’s sad when ice skating season comes to an end, especially in your case because you enjoy the activity so much and have come such a long way in your skating ability. If the ice was uneven that night, then you were smart to revert to using a walker to avoid injury. November will be here before you know it and you’ll be back on the ice. It’s good to know Brian works at River Rink and will be there through summer roller skating season. You took some great pictures to remember the close of ice skating season at River Rink and trigger happy memories of good times there during the winter of 2020-21.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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