The plan was to get fixed up with some ice skates this morning and take to the ice at Ice Sheffield later on but we're going to have to wait just a little bit longer.
We've tried ice skating before but the hire skates had us in so much pain we gave up after a few minutes so having decided to give it another go, we also decided we should do it right.
We arrived at the Puck Stop, the skate shop at Ice Sheffield and were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. Debbie tried on loads of figure skates before narrowing the choice down to just two. They didn't have quite the right size for one of them and rather than just go for the ones they did have, the helpful lady insisted they order the right size for the others so Debbie could also try those.
For some reason, the selection of figure skates for me was one and unfortunately, my shoe size in those was too long so they've also ordered the smaller size for me to try in a few days. I did suggest trying hockey skates but the lady rightly pointed out that it's a totally different style of skating and was having none of it. If we're learning to skate together, it will help if we're both learning the same style!
So, we're not quite on the ice yet but we will be and with the help from the staff at Puck Stop, I'm sure we'll enjoy the experience more when we do.