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Light Up UCF

by Meghann on December 11, 2010

I dedicate this weekend – Holiday Spirit Weekend 2010! πŸ™‚

Derek and I have a handful of holiday themed events this weekend, starting with Light Up UCF at the local University.


Light Up UCF is held every year outside of the UCF arena and features free holiday movies, fun rides, an ice slide, and – of course – a lot of lights!

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All that is good and fun, but we were here for the main event – Orlando’s only outdoor ice skating rink.


For $12 we were handed a pair of ice skates and granted unlimited access to the tiny rink.

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The rink was beat up and I was a little out of practice (can’t remember the last time I went ice skating), but the music was awesome and any event that involves is Derek is automatically going to be a blast. πŸ™‚


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Blogger caught in action:

Just call me Gliding Calm. πŸ˜‰

We bought tickets to take photos with Santa and to decorate cookies, but they were closed by the time we made our way over there. Boo.


Highlight of the evening was a plate of Vegan Nachos and Cornbread from Dandelion Cafe before ice skating.




Lowlight was the hout and a half drive home.


(It should have been 20 minutes. πŸ™ )

Ice Cream makes everything better.


Looks I’ll be up in another 5 hrs heading out to the Girls on the Run 5k. This should be fun. πŸ˜‰
Good Night!

1 laura December 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

Maybe it’s just me…but ice skating in rinks like that with the music they play always remind me of middle school dances!
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2 movesnmunchies December 11, 2010 at 1:36 am

I LOVE ice skating! and the venue looks beautiful!! also… I REALLY WANT some nachos now!
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3 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 11, 2010 at 2:16 am

I love that ice cream! Have fun at the 5k πŸ™‚
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4 Krystina December 11, 2010 at 6:10 am

Dandelion is SO good!!
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5 Allie December 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

I love that you’re skating with that huge purse!! Looks like a fun night!

6 Allie December 11, 2010 at 7:24 am

What a cute video! Sorry santa’s workshop was closed but the nachos make up for it πŸ˜‰ . You are so talented to ice skate with a purse haha thats hard core!
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7 Amanda (Eating Up) December 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

So much fun! I still want to go ice skating too!
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8 Angela December 11, 2010 at 7:58 am

Awww Megan I am keeping up with your tweets. I hope you still have a good race despite your delay.
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9 Paige @ Running Around Normal December 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

That video is so cute, haha
Good luck this morning!!!
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10 christina cadden December 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

Looks like yo guys had a blast!

11 Katie December 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

What a fun weekend when its filled with hoilday fun, I love the holidays !

Love your hat and love those nachos! Wow those look sooooooooooooo good! Have fun this morning at the run!! : )
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12 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

Looks like so much fun! I love ice skating!

Have fun at the GOTR 5K! πŸ™‚
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13 Kath December 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

I love the soundtrack for that video!
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14 *Andrea* December 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

cute video!!! you and derek are so cute together : )

15 Jackie December 11, 2010 at 9:46 am

Meghann — We were there Friday night too! Can’t believed we missed you! Of course I haven’t gotten around to getting my post up yet. We didn’t do the skating (somehow I don’t think the 2 year old is quite ready for that!) but we took tons of turns going down the ice sled and riding the train!
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16 Jess@atasteofconfidence December 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

I can’t wait to ice skating once I’m home for winter break! Perfect winter activity. I think it will be a little colder here though!
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17 Jenny December 11, 2010 at 10:47 am

That looks like a fun night of skating !

18 Mimi December 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

My boyfriend and I are going skating over Christmas break and I can’t wait!
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19 Sammi December 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

Has anyone ever told you that you sound just like Drew Barrymore when you talk?

20 Christin@purplebirdblog December 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Those nachos look amazing!!!

21 Kiran December 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

You’ve got to teach me how to skate! Looks scary πŸ˜€
And those nachos looks delish!
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22 Lacey @ Lake Life December 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Loved the video! Kudos to Derek for skating while filming- talk about multi-tasking!
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23 Katie G ( December 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I am so sad, my grocery store has yet to stock the Peppermint Ice Cream…I have looked in the freezer section every time I have gone there in the past month…and only Egg Nog…yuck. I wait all year for Peppermint…and…nothing yet. I might have to switch grocery stores! I’m jealous of your Peppermint dessert!
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24 Ffion December 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

The nachos look NOM-worthy!
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