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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Amazing.

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Lowlight was the hout and a half drive home.

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

Ice Cream makes everything better.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 : )

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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 [email protected] 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 !

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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?

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20 [email protected] December 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Those nachos look amazing!!!

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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 (http://justrollwithitblog.blogspot.com) 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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