There is something innocent and carefree about ice skating. It brings to mind laughter and a picturesque pond surrounded by trees. Ice skating on naturally occurring water can be dangerous as skaters could easily fall into the frigid water if the ice is not thick enough. There are places where lakes and ponds can be relied upon to form a thick enough coating of ice to support the weight of skaters. In some areas, such as Minnesota, lakes routinely form ice thick enough to support cars and trucks. Anyone planning to take their significant other skating on natural ice, however, should be sure to check beforehand and make sure the ice is thick enough to skate on safely. Otherwise, a romantic date could end in tragedy.
For those who do not live somewhere where natural bodies of water are covered with thick ice or for those who do not want to brave the cold weather necessary to form such thick ice, there is the option of man-made skating rinks. These attractions are very popular during the winter, and many towns have temporary rinks set up for the winter months.
Ice skating can be romantic both for experienced skaters and complete novices. While experienced skaters will be able to enjoy looking elegant and graceful for their date, novices can have as much, if not more, fun on the ice. Novices get to enjoy learning something new together and get to laugh at the inevitable clumsy antics that come from being new to the ice. For those who are new to ice skating, be sure to approach the ice with a sense of humor. Everyone falls at some point, and it can be enjoyable in its own way to have a beautiful woman or attractive man snuggled in close while they try to get their balance.