This happed just a week ago at Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.
"A day spent on the lake with a big group of friends that were on an expedition to skate from Excelsior Bay to Wayzata Bay. We came across a guy doing donuts with his farm tractor on the ice so I joined him with my golf cart and then proceeded to visit with him at his fish house. He had a couch located by the front door and without a pause from one of my friends, John, asked if he could ride on the couch across the smooth ice. He said yes and the rest is history."
Yes, this is the way I would prefer to skate on the ice. -via Digg