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Ice skating in Midtown

A few days ago me and Laura went ice skating to Midtown, Roppongi. We couldn’t have chosen the worse day for that though. It was so terribly cold and windy. Later, I had to soak in hot bath for an hour to get warm again. ^-^ But it was fun anyway! There were only a few people there so we had the rink almost entirely to ourselves which was a relief as I am not very maneuvery.. It was only my second time to stand on ice.

Both Laura’s and my mom used to do figure skating when they were young so both of them are amazing on ice. Me, I never had an opportunity to skate till last year when my brother took me to a ski resort in the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.

Midtown ice park is beautiful because of its illumination at night. There are strings of light that fly back and forth in between the trees surrounding the rink.

I managed to skate without falling. I even learned to turn and twirl. The rink is open till the end of February so I should go again and practice. ^-^

One hour was enough for me to get so cold I couldn’t stop coughing. Next time, I will make sure to wear a hat!!! ^-^


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  1. Can I just say I love the guy in the suit ice skating behind you in one of those photos?

    Looks like a lot of fun! I’ll have to go by Roppongi and try it.

    February 5, 2012
    • Yeah, that guy was very funny! He came alone, wearing suit and a bow-tie! A BOW-TIE!!! His skating was very good and he wasn’t particularly interested in meeting people so I could say he was there just to enjoy himself! Very very cool!

      February 5, 2012
  2. Looks amazing and beautiful :-)

    February 5, 2012
  3. Looks like fun! I love the guy behind you in one of the photos that looks like a pro!!

    February 5, 2012
    • He was close to a pro! Japanese people, if they have hobbies, they usually are extremely good at them. For example, there weren’t many Japanese girls in my salsa class but woow were they good! Amazing! Lots of dedication! I think this guy comes to the ice rink every day after work and enjoys himself! I wouldn’t be surprised!

      February 5, 2012
      • LOL yea! When I used to belly dance when I lived there we had one girl in the class and she would practice everyday….let’s just say she was most certainly the top student of the class. The Japanese really take their hobbies seriously.

        February 7, 2012
  4. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your photos of Japan and have just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award.


    February 15, 2012
  5. Happy Valentine’s day to you too! Thank you for reading my blog and for nominating me! ^-^ Have a great day!

    February 15, 2012
  6. oh, what fun!!

    February 16, 2012

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