Yes, that's my little guy standing on a frozen pond a couple of years ago, but it was after five days of sub-freezing weather and seeing 250-pound ice fishermen walking on it before I could agree to let him out there.
It would figure I’d marry a guy who loves to ice skate and wants the kids to follow in his footsteps. And, while we could go to an indoor rink, I agree that there is something so quintessentially New England about skating out-of-doors.
So instead of flashing the dreaded movie scene in my head every ten seconds, I've scouted out a few safe outdoor rinks that my kids and I can enjoy without me stopping every ten seconds to say, “did I just hear a crack?” We haven't tried them all, yet, but we will. Feel free to add your favorites that are beyond my little corner of the world.