I've been skating on the pond behind my house several times a week and will continue to do so until our first big dump of snow. I love the crisp air, solitude, the wilderness setting and the exercise.
I'll be very brave and post a video clip of me skating but I'll remove it after a while if I feel too "exposed." As you can see, I'm not much of an ice skater although I played hockey until I was about 12.
I like the look of the sun is shining through the trees. This far north, the sun is very low in the sky even at 3:30 in the afternoon.
I didn't notice it at the time, but I like now I persevered, attempting the trick four times before I got it. Sort of "The Little Engine that Could." I'm like that with everything in life, I think.