Ice skating on a Pavement
Yesterday I went back to the ice rink. Just a try out before I take up lessons again. Put on my skates, stepped into the rink.
Oh er, why am I not gliding ? Is it to do with the protective covering ? But I removed it. If I had had it on, it would be slippery instead. But this, it’s weird. Why am I not gliding when I put my foot down ?
Golly by me, I might as well be skating on a pavement. The ice surface is so coarse that I might as well just walk on it. I tried anyway. Push off, move, make circles, go backwards.
Plonk ! Ouch.
That’s it. What kind of an ice surface is that ? Have they done a bad job of resurfacing the the ice during the intervals or are there that many people there that day ?
So much for ice skating. I wonder how the other higher grade skaters take their lessons. Painfully but that’s what I feel for them. How can one feel the joy of the glide that way ? They must have deadened their senses.
That’s a sorry state to be.