The start of our ice skating season was long overdue, but now even our 2yo was on the skates!
We went to one of the free suburban iced fields because it’s ok to take toboggans on the ice and to walk with shoes on the ice there (both not allowed in the rinks were the ice is well maintained). We figured that would give us parents more time to do some ice skating ourselves. Also, there is a small playground next to this ice, which again gave us parents some more time on skates. The downside is that the ice a bit more rough than in other more maintained places, but as we are no pros, we didn’t mind. Also, there are obviously no frames to help the kids stand up, no cafes, skate rental, sharpening or other services.
As far as I know the best maintained ice with attached services and a small entrance fee are offered in Oulunkylä, Kallio and in the ice park in the centre, which I blogged more about here.
It was fun, but boy do my ankles tell me know that it’s been a while! Also, need to go and buy a puck and some sticks!