Friday Favorites: Roller Skating

When was the last time that you went roller skating? Seriously, I went roller skating all the time in elementary school. But as an adult, well….

On Wednesday night, I went to Holiday Skate Center in Orange for an impromptu birthday celebration for Kelly.  Carrie had this brilliant idea and it was all organized within 24 hours.  She even suggested wearing costumes.  Apparently, this is all the rage, because almost everyone was wearing some kind of unique outfit, and even the guys dressed up.

Holiday Skate Center

We had a great group of dedicated roller skating divas among us: Kelly, Carrie, Elise, Elizabeth, Lisa (not a blogger type), and me.

Photo via Carrie. Pictured: Kelly, me, Elise, Lisa, and Elizabeth.

I felt a bit awkward using rented old school lace-up roller skates.  It had been so long since I’ve worn a pair.  It was too funny seeing all of us growing women, all moms, and one mom-to-be, skating.  There were some people at Holiday Skate Center that I called “the regulars”.  They were really showing off, which made me laugh.  I had to channel my inner twelve-year-old self from 1987 to remember all those rad skills.  Unfortunately, I don’t have rad skills now, and I didn’t in 1987 either.

Pink cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream icing....yum

We even snacked on some birthday dessert. I brought pink cupcakes that I had made earlier that day.

Rollerskating divas @thisiscarrie and @according2kelly at #HolidaySkate

I think Carrie would make an awesome Roller Derby Gal, don’t you? She already has the “mean face” down.  Kelly is smiles as always.  But really, Kelly was quite awesome on the rink.  Such a show off!

@according2kelly roller skating diva

We had a fun time, and I didn’t break any bones.  Seriously, my mom was worried that I was going to break my arm or leg.  She called me immediately on Thursday morning to see if I survived.  I told her that I was a bit sore, but nothing was bruised or broken.

I told Angry Husband that we had a fun time and might go again. Ironically he was really supportive and kept telling me that roller skating was a great workout.  I nodded and told him, “yes” but I wasn’t wearing stinky rental skates again. I’m sure Elizabeth will agree with me on that one.

I am very excited though, because now I have my own Official Team Sparkle skirt. Doesn’t the red look fabulous with my cropped jeans and roller skates?

Our next challenge? We all want to learn how to roller skate backwards!

10 comments
hannah singer
hannah singer

adorable! y'all are awesome. i totally wish we had a rink here. i'd be there all the time. roller skating was my jam-probably not so hot at it anymore though:) xo (see you at blog sugar!!)

Mo
Mo

I'm so jealous! I used to go to the roller rink every Saturday when I was a kid and I have such great memories of that. I took roller dance lessons and could do jumps and turns and Shoot The Duck! A few years ago I got the skating bug and bought a shiny new pair of roller skates, but I haven't used them yet. I've got to find a rink and just go!

Mama Bub
Mama Bub

OMG, Holiday Skate Center is where we went roller skating in elementary school ALL THE TIME. Memories!

Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom)
Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom)

I'm late getting by, but thanks for hopping with us at Wonder Wednesday! Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com www.facebook.com/mamamommymom www.twitter.com/mamamommymom

Megan
Megan

im thinking you should wear that outfit to work... even the skates. itll be fun ;)

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I was not-so-hot at rollerskating that night. And yes, see you at BlogSugar!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Wow, you were a rollerskating diva! And you even have your own skates, well it is time for you to get out on the rink.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

LOL, I think my co-workers would be entertained if I wore a sparkle skirt and rollerskates to work. They already HATE my white framed glasses.