Saturday, December 22, 2012

Skating With Santa

Skating With Santa 1

Every December Steinberg Ice Rink in Forest Park sets aside a couple of Saturdays for a Skating With Santa event. I seem to get around to photographing it about every other year.

The same charming gentleman plays the role year after year, and he's good at it. For one thing, he can ice skate. (I can't ice skate, or ski, or snowboard, or even hit a %^$@^ golf ball, for that matter.) He's been on the blog before. The creepy thing is that his name is John Crowe, my father's name. My father may have known how to ice skate but I never saw him do it. Never wore red velvet and ermine to his job in New York's Financial District, either. If someone did that today, they might end up in the New York Times' fashion section.

Skating With Santa 2

Skating With Santa 11

Skating With Santa 10


Oakland Daily Photo said...

I can imagine that skating with Santa must be a thrill to a seven-year-old. The kids look pretty happy.

brattcat said...

these are marvelous, bob.

Birdman said...

Oh yes! Fine work here. Wearing those fashion items wouldn't turn a single head in NYC... even in July! hahahaha

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice series!

Jack said...

This looks like a great event. The line of skaters in your third shot really appeals to me. They are all happy to be skating with Santa.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, Bob! He certainly looks the part!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super images Bob, your Santa looks a little like Tim Allen n'est pas?