Gillian got a pair of ice skates from Uncle Bob for Christmas (we celebrate with Uncle Bob before Christmas). She was very excited because they have purple on them and now she wouldn't need to rent skates. Best time to try them out was on Christmas Eve and it was nice Uncle Bob could join Gillian. Going from figure skates to hockey style skates was not as easy as anticipated...we learned that apparently she used her toe pic ALOT. I'm confident she will get it..regardless she always has fun out there!