Tuesday, October 30, 2007


On Sunday, LB and I were lucky enough to have the chance to skate on the ice at Scotiabank Place, where our Ottawa Senators play. We had a great time, skating and horsing around, and we were pretty much the only people without kids there, but we did not let that stop us from being as silly as the kids!
Now, dressing for skating is a relatively simple matter. You always need a good pair of socks, mine a black woolies with snowflakes embroidered on them. Next, I suggest cords, if you have them. Jeans and sweatpants are also popular choices, but jeans are colder and sweatpants look sloppy. Cords are that 'just right' mix of warm and good looking. Mine are brown and from Joe Fresh style, I think that they cost $19. On top: a sweater, usually a turtleneck, but I wore a v-neck since Scotiabank Place is pretty warm. A scarf is always a must, plus it looks so nice following you when you turn. And finally, the toque. It completes any outfit. I got this one at H&M on rue Passy in Paris - it has a lovely flower on one side.

Now skating outside, that's a whole other can of worms. Wear every piece of clothing you own, if you're skating on the canal here in Ottawa. I usually wear a parka, snowpants, toque, scarf and ski mitts, but we won't got there just yet. We're only starting to flirt with freezing weather...

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