It didn't work. While I slipped and stumbled around the edges she insisted on skating by herself! She pushed her little red thing all over the rink.
Then she got daring and insisted on trying to skate without it! She fell and she crawled and she kept right on trying! While I stumbled and rested and stumbled some more and watched her in terror lest she fall and hit her little head on the ice.
She skated for a solid two hours and loved every minute of it.
And then we went to Wal-mart and bought her a helmet. Because keeping her off the ice does not seem like an option anymore.