Last Outdoor Skate of the Year

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  1. hfboardsuser

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    With a massive snowstorm looking as though it won't reach Edmonton, and warm temperatures throughout the week, it looks as though the outdoor season is almost done here.

    I've been pretty sick all year, but I'm at almost 100% now. With tryouts next week for ball hockey, I went down to the local rink (Windsor Park). Initially I didn't have my skates with me because I figured it'd still be snowed in or slush. That wasn't the case. Except for some thick snow cover at one end and some pot holes, the ice was great.

    It was my first skate in a good four months, and it started like any other for me- I look like a new-born deer trying to walk. That and I was avoiding brittle spots, so it wasn't much fun. But after about an hour, I noticed something: I could get around fairly well with small, quick steps. As I got braver, I began skating in a larger and larger circle. Everything fell into place- I've never skated like that before in my life. I could do everything- crossovers, turning, some stopping at lower speeds. For the first time I wasn't scared to just give it, and I was totally immersed in winging it around the rink.

    Best skate I've ever had this year. I felt like a million bucks afterwards.

    So, share your last outdoor skate of the year.
     
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    what's outdoor skating??



    ps. no outdoor skating in vancouver
     
  3. Avery4Byng*

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    wow outdoor hackey, well since it hasnt been below freezing in Kelowna since december, my first outdoor game way back early december was my last...
     
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    We skated this morning in the harbour in KÃ¥ge
     
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    It's been a good 2 weeks since I've last been out there, and I think that will be my last time this year.
     
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    Havent skated outside in like a decade
     
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    I went visit my g/f's parents in Pembroke and played on a few outdoor rinks there.

    Now I'm back home and playing indoors which I hate.
     
  8. KariyaIsGod*

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    You are in Edmonton?

    There is a Windsor Park too in Winnipeg. I skate there all the time.
     
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    No outdoor skating here in the UK unfortunately, would love to try it some time. Not that many rinks over here either, so dont often get to ice skate :(
     
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