|Catch a glimpse of sail boats and other Monterey, Calif., attractions|
while Ice Skating By The Bay.
I took my daughter Bella ice skating in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday. It was her first time on the ice and I was excited to teach her how to glide across the rink. Just one problem: Ice Skating By The Bay only rented hockey skates.
|Bella laces up in hockey skates for the first time.|
At first, I didn't think that would be a problem. After all, I'm decent on the ice while wearing figure skates. How hard could it be with hockey skates? Well, let's just say I had a death grip on the wall the whole time I skated with Bella. And, I learned that this woman needs toe picks!
|A sweet ice rink employee helps teach Bella how to skate.|
Thankfully, a kind ice rink employee saw me struggle and offered to give me a "break." She took Bella around the rink and Bella started to enjoy herself. In the end, I asked Bella what she thought of our ice skating experience. She said it was "slippery and fun!"
|The ice skating rink was festively decorated with a couple |
of Christmas trees.
Once we changed out of the hockey skates, we decided to nibble on treats at a nearby cafe and explore the area. With the ice skating rink located near Monterey Bay, Fisherman's Wharf and a myriad of shops, there were a lot of things to see and do.
|Cafes, shops and the Portola Hotel & Spa|
are located near the ice rink.
|Captain Bella plays on her boat near the ice rink.|
Do you ice skate? What type of skates do you prefer?