I held her hand a few times; then just walked beside here as in the picture below. After that, she did fine on her own.
Of course, there were a few falls, but she didn't seem to mind.
There was quite a mound of snow beside the rink, just from clearing the parking lot. So a'climbin' they did go once they were done skating.
Portraits at the top, ready to slide down.
Meanwhile, the older, hockey boys were glad to have the wee ones off the ice, so they could let loose. They were pretty good while the kids -- ours and others -- were there, but I wonder if they would have been so nice if it hadn't been for adult supervision. But maybe it would have been fine.