Also. The second Philly training workshop is this Sunday. I have a skate lesson Saturday morning. Afterward I'm going up to NYC on Saturday to grab my new skates AND to skate in Central Park. Not sure if I'll use them at the workshop as they won't have been broken in yet, but at least I'll have the option.
Update: Got the skates, used em at the workshop and they were great! I rolled around the parking lot a bit beforehand to get the plastic-y surface off a bit before skating on the rink.