I do hope that this will help me shed a few pounds (re the snowpants); I certainly rediscovered some muscles in my legs. There's also an outdoor rink down the street from us, so I hope to use that with the girls too, now that I have my own skates.<quoted text>
That's awesome! I'm always a fan of anyone supporting ice-related activities. It's great exercise.
I think I'm going to go the compression pants route, like the ones runners wear. I'm going to have time to research what I wear. Several of my hockey friends live near small ponds that are actually frozen this year, so I should be able to get some pond time in soon.
I did pick up a pair of snowpants at the thrift store for $15 earlier this fall, and I LOVE them. I have no clue how I survived winters before them--I don't think I've had a pair since grade school. I've gotten my money's worth out of them already.
The compression pants can be surprisingly warm and with a couple of other layers, you should be OK.