Woman Wipes Out on Rockefeller Center's Ice Rink as Her Boyfriend Proposes
This bride-to-be was swept off her feet by a romantic proposal on the ice.
Amanda Szymanski, 26, of New Jersey, was so moved by her boyfriend’s proposal at the skating rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center that she lost her balance and fell.
“I’m not a very graceful skater, as you can all tell,” Szymanski joked in an interview with InsideEdition.com. "I said yes and went to kiss him. My feet got caught under me and I wiped out, which is not unusual. I've crashed and burned."
She explained her now-fiancé Brian Skolar, 24, had nagged her to take Christmas Eve off, and they spent the day taking in the sights like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Skolar then surprised her with tickets to skate at the rink. But when the crowds cleared for the Zamboni, they remained on the ice.
"Everyone got off the ice and we were the last ones on the rink," Szymanski said. "I was like, 'Are we getting off? What's going on here?' I had no idea and until he pulled out the ring."
She said yes, and as she bent down to kiss her fiancé, she lost her balance.
"There was a lot more I wanted to say but I saw her struggle to stand," Skolar said. "She was excited. A lot of emotion getting to her. It was a big fall, don't get me wrong, but she walked it off and she was fine."