Elves love to go skating. I think it is because they love the hot chocolate that Mrs. Claus always makes for them. You know, the kind with the fancy imported marshmallows! Yum! It always smells and tastes so good after you play outside in the cold.
Would you like to hear about one of the first times the elves had a skating party?
Well, it was a long time ago. Not too long after Mrs. Claus and I first met the elves. The elves had never been ice-skating before. But Mrs. Claus made fancy skates for all the elves. She put candy cane blades on the bottoms of their pointy little elf shoes. The elves loved them!
We made sure each elf had a helmet so they would be safe. Each elf had a little red hat, little red mittens and a little red scarf to stay warm.
Clumsy the Elf was telling all kinds of silly jokes as the elves were getting on the ice. But when it was his turn to get on, he stopped telling jokes. “Clumsy”, I asked, “Why did you stop telling silly jokes?”
“Well Santa Claus, I stopped telling jokes because I was afraid the ice might crack up,” laughed Clumsy. Ho! Ho! Ho!
When Clumsy got on the ice, he slid all the way across. He was doing really well until he remembered that he did not know how to stop! SPLAT! Into the snow bank he went. When he stuck his head out he looked just like me! He had snow all over his face so it looked like a long white beard. He even had a little snowball on top of his little red hat!
But Clumsy wanted to learn how to skate. So he brushed the snow off and got back on the ice.
One leg went this way. One leg went that way. One arm was up in the arm and Clumsy’s nose looked like it was touching the ice as he spun about. Then Clumsy grabbed Frosty the Snowman and they began to dance around.
And that is how figure skating began!
P.S. Have you ever gone ice-skating? Do you think it would be funny to see elves skating? (You can tell me all about skating here. Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)