Here I am, back on my ice skates again. This winter I am attempting to ice skate at least once a week, if I can! I haven’t done much skating since I was a kid, and its been wonderful getting back in the saddle on a more consistent basis. I have skated on both a frozen pond and an indoor rink, and I have found I prefer the rink for the ice, but the pond for the views. The frozen pond is a bit bumpy and cracked, which can make the skating a bit unpredictable, but the fact that you have space, the lovely view of the pine trees, and the fresh air, makes it so much better than skating in an man-made rink. I recommend nature over man-made any day!