Thursday, April 5, 2018

NEW ARENA

    We recently opened a new arena. It's a very bright modern state of the art arena. It's small but has many amenities worked into it. There's a walking track, meeting rooms and large dressing rooms. 

     There's lots of art work included. There are large murals so I have another post on this one.

     Of course , I'm interested in the ice. It has an excellent ice surface and is comfortably warm. 

    So I had a good skate today.

   Now there are no photos of me but the two ladies in white and pink are both in their mid 80's









40 comments:

  1. How nice that you have a new arena and one with good ice for skating too! It sounds like you had a good time!

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    1. It's always a good time when skating!

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  2. That is so nice to see the "oldies" still skating!

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    1. Yes, nice to see seniors skating but so many more could skate.

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  3. It looks great! And those two women could be twenty years younger! :-)

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    1. Those two women are also excellent skaters.

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  4. What fun for you! I know you love your skating. Good work.

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    1. Yes, if you can call me skating!!!

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  5. the best exercise one can do, especially adding a stick.

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    1. I'll stay way from the sticks but I know what you mean.

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  6. It looks like a good sized ice rink. I have never learned how to skate!

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    1. Regular sized rink. There's lots more to do than skate.

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  7. Are you referring to this arena? - "Located in downtown Rotary Recreation Park adjacent to the Pidherney Curling Centre, the Servus Arena is a modern, NHL-sized rink constructed to meet environmental and accessibility standards."

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    1. You got it. The money came from grants in support of Canada Winter Games for 2019!

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  8. I have a feeling that skating (and other physical activity) is the reason those mid-eighties ladies got to be where they are :) I'm not sure I could stand up on skates any more but when I was younger I went regularly.

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    1. both of them have skated all their lives.

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  9. How fun! I love to see older people who are still active. We have some "over 80" skiers on our ski bus.

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    1. A surprising number of seniors are active but there should be many more who are active.

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  10. That is wonderful to see elders out there skating. I couldn't do it, skating on blades never was one of my favorite things to do. It's fantastic that you got some nice photos of them skating.

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    1. with the new skates you would have no problem to skate.

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  11. Nice rink! Looks like you have good company to skate with also! Send warmer weather please...thank you:)

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    1. Skaters are a lively friendly bunch. I don't have any warmer weather until Mon. or tues. Right now we have a storm.

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  12. Wonderful to see people in their mid-80's ice skating!! Looks like a very nice arena.

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    1. For an arena it has some other features like meeting rooms.

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  13. That is wonderful! Skating is a fun activity. My husband and I have been talking about it a lot lately. This is an activity we plan to do together soon. I just need to buy skates since I haven't done this in a very long time.

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    1. Yes, get out there. Skating pairs is great fun.

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  14. wow this is so inspirational for me Red!

    i am glad you found the new arena nice and had great skate there
    i envy to these wonderful ladies and i am wondering if can do this?

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    1. They make skating seem effortless.

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  15. mid-80s? Amazing. I am motivated...if not to crack a bone on the ice, to at least work more on balance and core body strength.

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    1. We had one many skate until he was 91.

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  16. I never could ice skate, so bravo for you! (We didn't have much -- or, actually, ANY -- opportunity when I was growing up in Florida!)

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    1. Well there's much more that you can doe besides skate! There, I admitted it.

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  17. Hi Red, How great is that ... 80 and still ice skating! I'm putting this on my list of things to try one of these days.

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    1. We had one man skate until he was 91.

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  18. Makes me realize . . . oh man, I didn't go ice skating this year, maybe for the first time in my life! Could it be ... I'm getting old?

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    1. Yes, you better get out and skate~

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  19. Always impressed to see people ice skating. I could never quite get the hang of it.

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    1. Much better skates these days. There's much more support.

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  20. Hello, the new arena looks nice. The skating is fun, I have not been in a long time. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  21. I haven't ice-skated since my teens and then only with consummate lack of grace and ability.

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