Monday, August 6, 2018

COOL OR CRAZY !

      Yesterday afternoon I went ice skating! Now you can make your own decision if this was crazy or cool.

      My regular readers know that I skate once a week from the beginning of Sept. to the end of April.

     The skate yesterday was a lucky freebie. They are putting the ice in the arena and wanted people to  skate on the first layer of ice  before they put on the next layer.

    I had a light fleece over my tee shirt and I was sweating. The ice level temperature was probably about 40 F. Coming out of the arena to the hot dry sun was most unpleasant.

    So I was cool while in the arena for an hour and a half. Since the ice was very rough I might have been a little crazy to skate on it.

    So I hope this cools you off a bit.

    I didn't get photos yesterday so these photos are from other years. So here are some of our stars.
                          Ken
                                    
                         Roy
  
                             Ann                              

                             Anna May                               

39 comments:

  1. Cool! Unless the ice was so rough it was dangerous. September will be here before we know it. This summer sure went by fast.

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    1. The ice was rough enough that you had to be careful.

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  2. I'm sure you enjoyed the coolness of the ice arena. I remember how invigorating it is. I'm just glad you didn't have a fall.

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    1. The arena was verycomfortable.

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  3. Lucky you to get this opportunity. Cool indeed.

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    1. YES, i WISH THEY THREW A FEW MORE FREEBIES OUT THERE.

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  4. That must have been very pleasant in the cool hall. More ice please!

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    1. It was certainly a pleasant break from the very hot weather we have.

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  5. Ice skating? At first I thought you were at the South Pole.

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    1. Nope! We just have a good ice making plant.

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  6. Good for you to get out and be active! No, you are not crazy!

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    1. I was pleased as it seemed I hadn't lost a step since April.

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  7. I think it's very cool! Skating is fun year round. I'm going to push my husband for us to start skating this year. We haven't done it in ages and I think it'll be a lot of fun and great exercise!

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    1. Yes, by all means , get out and skate. Look for a skating group and there should be a good social aspect to it. the people make things fun.

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  8. I would love to walk into an ice arena and feel the cool air, but skating on rough ice, well I do think that was a bit on the crazy side. But good for you, Red! :-)

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    1. the whole thing was refreshing. Coming back outside was a bummer.

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  9. I think it’s so awesome that you can do this. I have no sense of balance. I tried ice skating in Illinois when I was younger and couldn’t stay on my feet. If I did it now, I’m likely to break my other arm. Good for you for getting more exercise and staying cool while doing it.

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    1. It's difficult for people who've skated before to return to skating.

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  10. Skating has always been "crazy" for me though my parents loved it and I grew up in St. Paul the hockey capitol of Minnesota. My dad attributed my disdain for the activity to my "weak ankles." :)

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    1. Well, modern day skates have all the support you need for ankles.

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  11. How fun!! What a great hobby/exercise to have. My sister was a champion ice skater in the 60's. I never took up that sport. But it must be so much fun.

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  12. A skill that I have never learned.

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    1. Funny you like snow but stayed of the ice.

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  13. What a neat thing to be able to do in mid-summer! Why did they want people to skate on the first layer - does it make the next layer settle better or something like that?

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    1. YES, THEY WANT IT ROUGHED UP A BIT.

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  14. Since you didn’t fall and break anything I guess it was a cool experience.

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    1. There's some luck and mostly skill involved with the risks of injury.

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  15. Not crazy at all and wish I knew how to skate😊

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    1. For me it was something to be able to say that I skated in the summer.

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  16. skating sounds exciting specially on ice though i never did skate
    yet these old pics reveal the fun so well :)

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  17. Well good for you for getting in an early skate, but be careful out there on that rough ice!

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  18. I never learned how to skate and always admire those who do. Must have been fun and I daresay it is great exercise.

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  19. It is so hot here that I'd just lay on the ice. Plus, I have to admit that I've never tried ice skating even once. Maybe someday.

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  20. They have begum making ice for you skaters! Good for you to rough up the ice for them:)

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  21. Hello, I would have liked skating on smooth ice, not the rough. We have an indoor ice skating rink nearby. Great photos of your friends. Enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

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  22. You were skating on thin ice Red! Shame The MM didn't join you. I bet she skates like Shae-Lynn Bourne!

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