I wasn't sure I'd be able to do it, but my hips and legs held up, and an hour or so later, I was able to actually skate - as in lift one leg and glide on the other.
It was Hubby's idea, and certainly one of his better ones. We all went - He and I, Daughter and her husband. Hubby had never leaned to skate, but he did really well. Another couple sessions, and he'll probably be doing better than me.
Buffalo has a new 'Canal Side' entertainment center. There were a lot of activities down there over the summer, but this is the first winter event. We missed the big opening on Thursday, but it would have been too crowded for me anyway.
I guess this wasn't actually canal *side* though, since we were skating on the canal itself. We bought a season ticket, so I expect we'll be going again.