In the 70’s in N.E. Philly on our street we played a game called One Foot Off the Ice. It was a tag game that was played from one curb to the other. One person was IT they stood in the middle of the street all other players stood on the curb. When the IT person called one foot off the ice, all the others would take the biggest leap they could, the first foot that hit the street was your pivet foot, you couldn’t move it until you were ready to sprint to the other side. As long as you didn’t move it you couldn’t be tagged. If your tagged when your trying to get across you become part of the IT team in the middle. If you made it to the other side you could run back in and tag another who could then walk freely to the other side, however you could then be tagged. Also a human chain could be made to get someone who hadn’t crossed yet, if the chain was broken anyone who was not attached was an IT person. The game would continue from one curb to the other until the final person is tagged. Then the game would start over with the first person tagged being the IT person in the next round. We played for hours.
Original author: SRS