[her date on the ICE with friends]

I tried ice skating before. I think it was a few months before getting hitched to my hubby now. I went with friends to check out SM skating rink, still relatively new then, at the basement level. It was a rather short stint, just a couple of hours of getting used to the shoes, finding that balance & finally getting the skating groove on. ;) Despite the first-time jitters, I thought it was a fun experience worth taking. ;)

Now, it's Jill's turn. On the last day of her final exams, she went ice-skating with her friends. Her dad & I took her to the newly-reopened Olympic-sized skating rink, now located at the top level of the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.

To get in, we paid Php 300.00/head for unlimited use/open skating because that was Thursday but if you're going on a weekend, you shell out Php 390.00/head. The girls also got a locker for Php 30.00 to store their things.

Here is where they got the ice skates they used, included in the fee.

Here is one side of the gallery where companions or bystanders get to watch the skaters.

Because the girls were still trying to find their way around the rink, a mommy friend & I got assistant coaches for them. It cost us Php 150.00/coach/head for half an hour of training.

Before long, they got the hang of it  

& at last enjoyed their time on the ice.

Meanwhile, hubby & I spent the hours waiting in a nearby cafe, 

drinking cafe americano & green moroccan tea & sharing a piece of delicious chocolate cream puff. :)

5F SM Megamall, Building D
EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue,  
Mandaluyong City, MM

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