Though almost half of the class had never roller skated before, the company decided that the best setting for our opera story would be a skating rink. So, last week we went on a field trip to Wheels Skating Center in Odenton, Maryland. Owner and professional skater, Pam Muegge, welcomed us and opened her rink for us to explore.
Roller skating was no easy feat. Most of us spent more time on the floor than upright on skates but learned valuable lessons about ourselves, our company and about the challenges of skating. Our experiences on and off the rink proved fruitful for our respective opera jobs and we left with a sense of accomplishment.