Last week I picked Emmy up from School and also my best friends 12 year old daughter and whisked them off out for a very special evening in London.
They knew we were off somewhere special and that they had to wrap up warm but I left the destination secret until we arrived at the train station. The girls were ecstatic once they found out we were off for Ice skating lessons with the Disney on Ice skaters at the Tower of London Ice rink.
Upon arrival the girls were both excited and a little nervous, Emma hasn’t been staking before while Emmy had but only with the aid of a penguin to hold her up.
There were no penguins this time and when I found that out I was a tad worried to say the least as I thought I may have to try to hold two none skating girls up on the ice on my own. I can skate as I had ice skating lessons for two terms during my school P.E classes in my 5th year of secondary school (we could choose what lessons we wanted provided there were enough of us wanting the same and we paid any fees needed). I didn’t need to worry as there were 5/6 Disney on Ice skaters to help teach the none skaters and to teach those who could skate a few new tricks.
When we took to the ice Emma had help from one of the skaters who took her hands and helped her into the middle of the ice, she held her hands and gave her instructions on how to move her feet, how to balance and to correct her balance if she wobbled and before too long she was able to let go and Emma was skating and enjoying herself.
I held onto Emmy and guided her around the edges slowly until her confidence grew enough for her to let go of me and try on her own. I was close enough to catch her when she wobbled.
The whole time we had Disney music played through the speakers and the rink was lit up. It is a wonderful skating venue.
The professional skaters were all very friendly and put everyone at ease, even Emmy who was very reluctant to let go of me but after a while she happily held one of their hands and skated off. It was wonderful to watch her confidence grow and to witness her letting go and free skating away from the side all on her own. She was so proud of herself – both girls were.
It really was a wonderful evening and has made me even more excited to see the Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment show when it arrives at the O2 on 22nd December (shhhh, the children have no idea we are going and I won’t be telling them until we arrive – I will of course be sharing all the excitement, pictures and videos with you once we arrive home), for now here is a video made during our skating lessons and a little about the Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment show.
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.
Be amazed as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars perform high-speed stunts and race across the ice like you’ve never seen before. Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom.
The toys are back in town! Watch Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang as they try and escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare, in their most daring adventure ever. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn the meaning of true love. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favourite Disney moments come to life at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.