The event was a two-hour public session starting at 7:15 p.m. Professionals and new skaters alike were on the ice rink together either practicing their technique or just learning how not to fall down.
Although there was some dancing to the “YMCA”, the majority of the time was spent just skating on the ice or going to the vending machines to get something to eat or drink.
Freshmen ASB representatives did not come up with the idea of ice skating by themselves. Students had been requesting the event in the months before.
“When we decided to do roller skating in winter, people were asking, ‘Why don’t we do ice skating?’ So, we decided to do it now,” said freshmen secretary Jeirany Chavez.
“It’s cold and fast,” said Trevor Davis.
Because there were both new skaters and those who had skated on the ice before, opinions varied on the feel of ice skating.
“It’s painful. It hurts your ankles,” said first-time skater Andres Ramirez.
“I haven’t gone in such a long time,” said freshmen ASB president Zaira Lopez, “At first it was a challenge, but then it was fun.”
Although the ASB representatives seemed to have liked the event, they are not planning on doing it again this year according to freshmen vice president Catherine Kricorian and Chavez.
Kricorian had a tip for those who are skating for the first time.
“Don’t lean back. Cause then you’ll fall on your butt,” she said.