Evening public sessions with my skating friends - figure, hockey and speed skaters. We would skate from 7-8:30pm, have wine & cheese while the ice was resurfaced, go back on the ice to fun things like "speedskaters only," "couples only," "girls/boys only" for a little while then skate until 10pm. Changed skates and hung out in a nearby diner until 1-2am before heading home. Such great friends.
I have no skating regrets, despite being a late starter.