Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday On Ice Skates !

Meet the future Stanley Cup Champions of this National Hockey League birthday party. My nephew-in-law's 9th birthday was kicked off with ice induced fun and double knotted skate laces at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy.

The closest thing to a Stanley Cup was the Tampa Bay Lightning birthday cake topped off with a hockey stick and an NHL puck. The Publix Bakery forgot to put "The 2003-2004 Stanley Cup Champions by the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League." Maybe on the next birthday cake...

There is always a first time for everything. My son hit the ice for the very first time. Of course, with the help of ice skating training wheels, my son turned fear into something positive. The theme song from the 1978 feature film "Ice Castles" began to play in my head while I photographed this monumental moment minus the conflict of a tragic ice skate accident and Bobby Benson.

My daughter in Hello Kitty "Pink" was anxious to learn more from her ice skating instructor to glide like her cousins without traumatic injuries like in past birthday parties. Hopefully, she will swoon like Yamaguchi and Fleming in World Figure Skating.

I do not think this is the last of ice skating birthday parties. My son already reserved his next two birthday parties at the ice rink. His cousins, family friends and classmates are already on his birthday party guest list.

My 6 month old daughter, Serena will have to wait for her ice skates. On the positive side, the colder temperature of the ice rink brought out her Fall collection of pink outfits.

This Tampa Bay Skating Academy Ice Skating birthday party was shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lenses.

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