Once you’ve learned how to ride a bike, you’ll never forget.
And once you’ve learned how to ice skate you’ll never forget either, thank goodness!
(Apologies in advance for the quality of the photos. I knew better than to try skating while using my good camera, so my phone did the job instead.)
When I was in my teens I spent many Saturday nights skating at Cedarena. This unique outdoor arena has been a beloved fixture in the hamlet of Cedar Grove (near Markham, Ontario) since 1927. It’s nestled in a cozy valley, sheltered on thee sides by cedar-covered hills, and on the fourth side the Little Rouge River provides plenty of water for flooding the natural ice surface.
Despite all my happy memories of the place, I haven’t been back in twenty-odd years. Haven’t skated in that long either. I always have good intentions, of course, but the winters just seem to slip by. Continue reading “Once You’ve Learned How …”