I took Axel roller skating for the first time a few weeks ago and he LOVED it. As you can see from the video below, they tighten the wheels on the baby skates, so its more like walking on skates than actually skating. Apparently the rolling comes later, after you master the feeling of balancing on skates.
But back to the Skate-a-Thon: I was so excited to see Axel skate that I immediately signed him up to participate in our team's skate-a-thon to see if he could reach the goal of skating ONE entire lap. . . But the next time I took him in to practice, he refused to even put the skates on. I guess that's just how it is to have a two-year old.
Anyway, he is still signed up for the skate-a-thon, and we still have the goal of skating one lap. But as a proud roller derby mama, I am going to be realistic and recognize that its a real possibility he won't even agree to get on the track for the event. Who knows? We'll all be waiting eagerly for the results of the big race . . . .
If you'd like to sponsor him despite his unruly unpredictable nature, you can make pledge donations online at www.giveforward.com/sdrd. (Be sure to type in the notes section that Axel is the skater you are sponsoring.) The funds we collect go directly to our team's discretionary fund to help out with uniforms, travel expenses, tournament fees, etc. Or, if you happen to be in San Diego on May 27th and you want to come cheer him on in person, spectators are welcome - all the info is at www.facebook.com/events/429352157080409/.
Wish us luck in the Skate-A-Thon!