Today was the first day Marc and I had a chance to actually do something together. He’s either been out of town or practicing 2 times a day. So we finally walked over to look at the ice sculptures. Every year around the New Year, ice sculptures pop up in Kokshetau. I’m not sure who actually makes them, but they’re pretty cool. It’s like a little city of ice sculptures in the center of town, but the best part is hands down the ice slides.
This year, there were 7 slides, and the kids were going crazy on them. They were sliding down in groups with their friends, on their little plastic “sleds” and on their feet – like snowboarders without their boards. Most of the slides weren’t really very steep, but I was surprised at how fast I slid down the ice without barely any momentum.
Marc and I took turns sliding down the less crowded of the slides, and then walked around for a while looking at the sculptures and watching the kids have the time of their lives.