Skating rink-would you go?

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 1:30pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I've been wanting to take my kids to the local skating rink. Today another mom at the Y told me that they don't serve food there, but they sell chips and candy bars, and she has seen reese's pb cups and other peanut containing candies. DD has never knowingly had a contact reaction, only mystery hives sometimes. She's only had the mystery hives 3 or 4 times since she was diagnosed 8 yrs ago. She plays at the Y (they prohibit nuts but they don't really enforce it, but they have only done this for a couple of years) goes to parks, shopping, horseback lessons, library, etc. She is homeschooled so there's been no chance of contact through public school. Would you let her go to the skating rink?


Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 2:11pm
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

We go. We do not borrow their skates but bring our own and have never eaten there, but we go and we have alot of fun.
10 yo dd- PA,TNA, tests pos to soy, CATS, many environmentals, Asthmatic
5 yo dd- NKA, avoiding nuts
3 yo dd- outgrown milk/soy, avoiding nuts

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 7:20pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

I think it is very important to take them to as many public places as we can when they are little. We are the ones that teach them how to take care of themselves when they get older and by taking them and teaching them how to avoid problems they will know what to do when they become teens,and adults.
We need to teach them how to go into situations they will need to handle as they get older. It is so important because they will learn how to say no to things and how to avoid things they have to.
Also I think you will have fun skating with her. If it becomes to hard there for you to be comfortable you can always leave, and that is good for her to learn to do as an adult when she is not comfortable.
Best of luck to you. Claire

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 7:39pm
barb1123's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Have her wear gloves. Risk of contact exposure, at least in the winter, I find is mostly from hands. She would not look out of place wearing gloves at an ice skating rink.

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 9:57pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

i would take her.

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 10:32pm
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Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00


Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 11:31pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Being Canadian we go every week and my son takes skating and hockey lessons there. There are vending machines and snack bars and we have never had a problem in two years.
Have fun!

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 3:53am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Thanks everyone. I guess I should have clarified that it is not an ice skating rink-it is an indoor roller skating rink. So I think she might look out of place with gloves but I could have her wear those thin knit ones anyway. We don't own any roller skates and don't want to buy them until we know they would like skating so at first we would need to use the rentals. With socks of course.

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 3:59am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

My kids go roller skating 1-3 times per week and we have never had a problem yet. I always stay there with them (am sometimes the only parent there). They do sell a few pn candy bars and he is contact sensitive so I have him stay away from the snack bar area.

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 4:16am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

We go roller skating a couple times a year. And actually just had the kids birthday at the rink here. I've never noticed any peanut-containing foods(they serve pizza, pretzels, cotton candy, soda, popcorn and I think that's about it. I didn't let my son eat the birthday cake when he had his party(they provided and it had no label) so he brought his own safe cupcake...but he's had no problems at the rink when we do go(I stay, always)....and he is pretty sensitive. But every rink is different, what they serve I'd go and scope it out, and if you see too many *probelms* let her know you may need to leave. Good luck!!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 7:59am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We'd probably try it. (Our situation is pretty similar to yours...)
I don't know whether or not my DD would be willing to wear gloves or not. Something tells me 'not.' I'm mostly comfortable with this since she is generally VERY good about not touching her face and washing her hands frequently.


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