Rollerblading Christmas Party

DS had an opportunity to improve his rollerblading skills last Thursday night when his Pathfinder group celebrated Christmas at the local roller skating rink. His skills despite several different times to practice have never gone much beyond keeping to the wall like this:

I know this section of wall REALLY well!

I know this section of wall REALLY well!

Knowing that his youth group was going skating and being all of 13 1/2 (Yes, the 1/2 is important), he decided to watch YouTube videos to help improve his skills. On Thursday night, he put that knowledge into practice. By the end of the evening, he had left the wall and was blading well. He chose not to skate as that has not been a successful prospect in the past.

I know this section of wall REALLY well!

I know this section of wall REALLY well!

The picture is dark because the lights were dim, but he left the wall and was enjoying himself

The picture is dark because the lights were dim, but he left the wall and was enjoying himself

You should have seen his smile when he came around. It nearly split his face. He was tired and sore and fell a few times, but he figured out how to do it and had a blast!

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