It is that time of year! The ponds will start to freeze soon and outdoor ice skating rinks will be set up. There is nothing better than skating on a frozen pond and then huddling up next to a warm bonfire with hot chocolate. As a child I grew up figure skating at the local ice pavilion. I learned to do spirals and axels, but now I love just skating with friends. My school offers public skating, which is a blast and this year I am looking forward to skating on the Frog Pond in Boston! Ice-skating is the perfect way to take advantage of the winter season and get exercise at the same time. While I love watching hockey games, it is so much fun to get out on the ice myself. Maybe it was the glittery skating dresses that first grabbed my attention, but now I have fallen in love with this timeless sport!