Nevermind that the only [permanent] ice rink in the Caribbean is less than an hour away, Mayaguez [the city with no money] put up a temporary ice rink in the Plaza Colon!
Well alright then! Vamos!
We checked out the setup before they opened. Using choppy Spanish, I spoke with one of the workers. They are from New York. What an operation!
We went on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Rock star parking! We weren’t sure if they would let us use our figure skates (with toe-picks and all) but they didn’t care. I will admit that we are little rule breakers. First of all, kids are supposed to be at least 5 years old. Whoops! Well, I told them my kids were twins (everyone assumes they are anyway) so lil P got in. Secondly, Trevor wasn’t supposed to be wearing shorts, but it was 80 degrees out! I think the cut us a lot of slack because we bring our own skates and kids helmets. Probably throws them off haha
You get to skate for 20 minute sessions. Probably because the whole gig is free (including skates) so they want to make sure people don’t have to wait too long to get on the ice.
We had a blast. Trevor did a spin and people oo’d and aw’d. We didn’t skate around with the kids in our arms, the people in Aguadilla usually yell at us even though we are very steady, so we didn’t chance it until the end when Trevor spun the kids around. They sure do love that!
In between the tents you’re exposed to the elements, so we got a few rain drops on us. I imagine in the sun it’ll be a little slushy there.
We’ll totally have to go back! Maybe at night to see the lights..date night?
Here’s a little video I whipped up about it: