June 9, 2013

Sunday Skating Activities To Do At Home

So it's Sunday, and it's raining outside.

Perhaps you don't have a rink run today, and you aren't (or can't) running any errands, but fancy doing something skating related, either for practicality's sake, or for fun.

I'm trying to get back into the swing of blogging, so I'm going to try and post little and often this week, to see if I can keep it up.

So today I thought I'd write a short post on some ideas for house-bound skating-related activities for a lazy Sunday!

Here are 3 ideas for things you can do in the comfort of your own home for your skating this Sunday.

Make Some Soakers
This might sound daunting, but they are very easy to make and you can even just rustle them up using old bathroom towels you want to dispose of. This is a great way to recycle, and means you don't have to make any special trip to the fabric store.

If you make even one pair a month, by the end of the year you'll have a tidy stash of soakers that you'll be able to whip out and wrap prettily come Christmas - something that might save your bacon if you forget a certain gift, or make a last-minute friend you hadn't budgeted for.

For my tutorial on making your own soakers, check out this post!

Clean Your Skates
I know it sounds like a chore, but it can be strangely satisfying. If your skates are getting mucky during training, then the sooner you clean them off, the better chance you have of getting them back to that new-shine state. The longer you leave black rink slime on your boots' upper, the harder it will be to get off. Obviously if you have cuts and grazes in the upper there's nothing you can do about that, but getting off general muck will help them to stay looking brighter for longer.

For my post on how to clean your skates, click here!

Listen To Music
Ahhh, now this is a relaxing one. If you're anything like me, you'll appreciate the idea of sitting down with a nice mug of hot tea, in warm lounge pants and radiator-toasted socks, just to take in the present moment and be grateful for your day. I love doing this listening to the piano classics, such as Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Satie.

Use your computer to listen to music through sites like Grooveshark, or stick on your radio to the classics channel for a taste of something you know nothing about. You might end up falling in love with a piece you'll use for a program one day!

Don't forget to create a document on your computer, or to clear a page in your personal diary for the titles of pieces that really move you deeply. Doing this now and again will make choosing your new music, when that time comes, a whole lot easier (you'll have a source of beautiful pieces you love to use, rather than becoming stressed out that you can't find "the one").

What are you doing this Sunday?

Whatever you're up to, I hope you're enjoying yourself!
Until next time, have a great weekend!
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