Written By David Small
The seventh grade’s ice skating field trip incentive at North Park was held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.
The incentive was one of the best field trips I have ever been on. The weather was perfect for ice skating because snowflakes fell for most of the day. The snow created a beautiful sight for the skaters. It looked like a snow globe.
Six buses left SAMS following Period 1 and arrived at North Park around 9:30. Students had the option of renting skates for $2 or bringing their own equipment. The doors to the rink opened shortly after and students poured onto the ice.
I already knew how to ice skate but definitely improved with the extra practice. Specifically, my crossovers got better and my ability to skate backwards improved.
Some students who were new to skating hung on the side boards while those who had experience used the middle of the ice.
The teams were called off of the ice for lunch and the North Park staff cleaned it halfway through the trip.
It was really fun to hang out with all my friends. We raced and played tag. Also, the bus ride to and from the rink was really fun because we were able to talk, laugh, and share stories during the school day.
It was also really cool to see the teachers skate with the students. Most of them rented skates and participated.
When the buses returned to SAMS, students hung out in the auditorium and then headed to Period 10, where our teacher allowed us to play Silent Ball.
Photo credit: Lillian Heine