I feel funny calling ourselves a large family because we ONLY have 6 kids. I know families with a lot more children and would consider them a large family. However, even with 6 kids, the cost of going to local fun venues can really add up quick. Check out my guide to stretching a buck while having fun below the video.
Our family purchases every year the POGO pass for our city and now it is combined with Tucson. We are planning a fun weekend to visit all the Tucson locations since it is a two-hour drive away. This weekend however we picked something close and something we had not done all year. Unfortunately we could not avoid it any longer..skating. The kids really have been dying to go and us parents dreading it. 2 parents with 6 kids that can’t skate is challenging but we made the best of it. Last time we went I was close to having Sophie so I actually got to skate today for the first time since I was 16 years old..and yeah you better believe I used one of those little kid things. I cringed seeing my kids fall, even with those safe guards but there is a big difference from them falling and me or Joe falling! We are no spruce chickens anymore and Joe has enough back problems as it is!
With the Pogo pass you can visit this place twice a month and this was our first time in a year so we have been missing out but for this stage in life..once a year is fun enough, ha! The Pogo pass covers the admission but you still have to pay the skate rental and for those bars to help you skate.
Here are my tips:
-Bring water, lots of water. You will get all hot and sweaty and the concession prices are not cheap there.
-Bring your own skates if you can. Try to find little kid skates at the Goodwill’s if you plan on going more often to save money.
I hope you enjoy the video to see what it’s like. We went on a Saturday during Family Skate time on a Saturday and it really wasn’t that busy. There was only one other birthday party. I did have fun making my laps and I had some close calls but I did NOT fall, yay!
When was the last time you went skating? Let me know in the comments below!