Saturday, December 29, 2007

The original plan for the day was to head out and do some cross country skiing, however the weather had other plans. When we woke up this morning there was a mix of rain and sleet which caused for a change of plans. We drove over to Saranac Lake with my sister and Amy and drove around Flower Lake.

Then when we got back we headed over to the Olympic Center for some ice skating. Angela had taken lessons for her senior project so even though we had all skated before, she was able to give us pointers and we all had a great time.

Here is a video of one of Carrie's lessons, skating backwards.

The rink we skated on was the rink the 1932 Olympics was held on. Also in the building was the rink where the 1980 figure skating events were held as well as the rink where the 1980 Miracle on Ice happened. (When the US beat the Soviet Union in the semi-finals and went on to win the gold medal with a bunch of college kids). Here is a picture of Carrie and I in the "Herb Brooks Arena", the arena the US won in, named after their head coach.
So even though the original plans were foiled it turned out to be a great day with a couple of history lessons! Now the cross country skiing has been moved to tomorrow and the weather forecast looks much better!