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The Only Thing Your Toddler Needs to Ice Skate this Winter — Besides the Skates, Of Course (PHOTO)

By Meredith Carroll |

Child learning skating

Toddlers need only one thing besides the skates when learning

Mittens? Check. Helmet? Check. Warm jacket? Check. Ice skates? Check, check.

Sure, you can’t take your toddler ice skating without any of those, but there’s just one thing they really need (besides the skates, that is).

And that one item would be this:


It’s all about the cushion

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Top photo credit: iStock

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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