Happy Monday, Persephoneers! This past weekend I got to indulge in a bit of nostalgia– my Girl Scout went to her first Disney On Ice show with her troop. Back in the day (circa mid-’80s), my school’s Girl Scout program used to charter a school bus and travel a few towns over to see the Ice Capades every winter.
Yesterday we didn’t charter a bus, we simply met at the arena. We didn’t see a variety show, but instead we saw three mini-Disney stories. And in true Disney fashion, it was over the top, jaw-dropping spectacular. Rapunzel and Eugene actually flew through the air, holding onto sheets of fabric. It was unbelievable. My daughter was filled with whim and fancy, and she’s now dreaming of becoming a figure skater. I’ve only attempted ice skating once in my life, and it didn’t go well. It was one of my first dates with Mr. Sally J, but that’s a whole different story.
Did you ever catch the Ice Capades when they were in your town (they folded in 1995)? Can you ice skate?