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no ice rinks this year

  • 03-11-2020 9:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    Due to covid there well no ice rinks in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Mullingar this year.

    This is all I know so far. Not sure if Galway well go-ahead


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    Thats a pity, nothing like the fun of skating outdoors. Great excercise havnt done it in awhile, always found most rinks in Ireland too small and indoors though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    speckle wrote: »
    Thats a pity, nothing like the fun of skating outdoors. Great excercise havnt done it in awhile, always found most rinks in Ireland too small and indoors though.
    If they were open-air people would destroy them. Also, we don't have great winters for them not to be covered


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    That reminds of the day dolphins barn went up in flames, was passing on a bus when the window at the front up top exploded. Myself and bus driver stopped at the traffic and called it in. Shame many hours of fun there, but smaller than the ones in the Uk.
    We had one nearby every year outdoors around Christmas never a problem, think it didnt make enough money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭ Fr_Dougal


    speckle wrote: »
    Thats a pity, nothing like the fun of skating outdoors. Great excercise havnt done it in awhile, always found most rinks in Ireland too small and indoors though.

    There is, pints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ Oscar Madison


    Life will never be the same without an ice rink!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    Galway also cancelled


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    Life will never be the same without an ice rink!

    Each to their own. Could always have a rink outdoors with a bar alongside. ;)

    But those who want to join us on the ice will have to be breathalised first.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    speckle wrote: »
    Thats a pity, nothing like the fun of skating outdoors. Great excercise havnt done it in awhile, always found most rinks in Ireland too small and indoors though.

    How would they work in the rain?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    GT89 wrote: »
    How would they work in the rain?

    Dont skate in heavy rain especially not on lake/natural ice. There are syntetic rinks. And all weather artifical ones. And staff who maintain and check them after wind/rain/snow/debris.

    Some links
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sEPFIr-ANiU

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QDOGrPusWrw

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GVxwYlZzwBU

    http://www.cityrinks.ca/wiki/wiki.php?n=HowToFixIt.OutdoorRinksAndWeather

    And just because I feel like .


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    GT89 wrote: »
    How would they work in the rain?

    New york city had 5 outdoor rinks till march each year. The water has to be kept frozen and no skating while raining. Zamboni well come in after the rain clean up the water and resurface the rink again


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    Great diagram in the above Toronto link on how they choose their seasons re weather and sun angles etc. The same aprox nov to march as New York.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    cena wrote: »
    New york city had 5 outdoor rinks till march each year. The water has to be kept frozen and no skating while raining. Zamboni well come in after the rain clean up the water and resurface the rink again

    Cena do you skate often, I really miss it due to health issues. Loved the freedom of it, felt so natural... took to it like a duck to water even thought about take it up professional and getting trained at one time but that would have meant moving abroad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    speckle wrote: »
    Cena do you skate often, I really miss it due to health issues. Loved the freedom of it, felt so natural... took to it like a duck to water even thought about take it up professional and getting trained at one time but that would have meant moving abroad.

    I do. I'm a hockey player. Still waiting on the new season to start.
    Looking unlikely it well be going ahead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    speckle wrote: »
    Dont skate in heavy rain especially not on lake/natural ice. There are syntetic rinks. And all weather artifical ones. And staff who maintain and check them after wind/rain/snow/debris.


    there is a fake rink in north. opened this year and is outdoors

    https://www.facebook.com/Screen-Skating-105616401132077


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    cena wrote: »
    speckle wrote: »

    there is a fake rink in north. opened this year and is outdoors

    https://www.facebook.com/Screen-Skating-105616401132077

    awwh just watched one of their videos, the squeals of delight remind me of the first time... and the woman in pink reminded me of a family member, who inched their way like that the whole hour. Brillant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,558 ✭✭✭ cena


    speckle wrote: »
    cena wrote: »

    awwh just watched one of their videos, the squeals of delight remind me of the first time... and the woman in pink reminded me of a family member, who inched their way like that the whole hour. Brillant.

    it is a nice sound but won't beat the sound of ice


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ speckle


    cena wrote: »
    speckle wrote: »

    it is a nice sound but won't beat the sound of ice

    Just for you then, came across this recently





  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    speckle wrote: »
    Cena do you skate often, I really miss it due to health issues. Loved the freedom of it, felt so natural... took to it like a duck to water even thought about take it up professional and getting trained at one time but that would have meant moving abroad.

    Do your health issues prevent you from skating completely? There are wheeled skating options. It's not the exact same as ice skating but artistic quad and inline skating is largely similar to ice-figure skating, if that's the type of skating you enjoy and there are clubs/lessons available throughout the year (not during these restrictions obviously) in both disciplines in Dublin. And there are groups that practice freestyle/slalom or just general skating around too.


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