Well we finally were able to take Sophia skating for the first time this year at the rink that is set up in front of the Hotel de Ville. She wasn't too sure about the skates (double blades that attached to her shoes), but after a couple times around the rink she was having a great time. Then we were able to put her on one of the small seats & whirl her around in the kids rink. The only concern was trying to keep her off the inch of standing water that covered the ice due to the warm weather. Otherwise, it was perfect to be able to skate without freezing!