For those wondering, we took him skating, on actual ice, over the weekend. It was good fun, he really liked it (unless he was on his bum) but otherwise I think we have a skater on our hands. If you plan to take your toddler skating, remember their attention spans are quite small. Even 3 & 4 year olds that I teach through the city we only keep on the ice for 20 minutes to a half hour, and most don't make it the full half hour. Also, for the first time, don't stress if they don't take any actual steps, the ice surface is all brand new to them, so give them time to get their feet used to the new slippery surface.