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Ice Hockey / Re: Elite Ice Hockey League suspend 2020-21 league season
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 16, 2020, 06:56:45 AM »
Sport in general has a very bleak future as long as current restrictions continue.  Without the lower leagues and feeder teams, elite sport will also wither eventually.  The same goes for the performing arts.  Figure skating too.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Hemel skate sharpening
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 14, 2020, 09:29:11 PM »
Rod Turner used to go to MK, before the lockdown.  Not sure if he still does but try contacting them: http://www.johnturner-tcg.co.uk/Contact/Contact.aspx


Otherwise he'll do postal


He's always been good for us
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General Ice Skating Chat / Hemel skate sharpening
« Last Post by Fluffelina on September 14, 2020, 07:17:39 PM »
It looks like planet ice in Hemel aren't sharpening at the moment. Does anyone know of somewhere fairly near by that is?

Thanks...
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Off ice skates experience?
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 14, 2020, 03:47:35 PM »
Ah splendid.  I might need to move!  I suspect what makes it easier is if you're essentially a closed group of friends, invitation only, not taking money.  I will give it a try.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Off ice skates experience?
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on September 14, 2020, 03:41:23 PM »
Well, bear in mind that this is the South West...  The booking procedure went as follows:-

YMCA:  We'll need a copy of your insurance.

Us:  We're not a club, just a group of skaters... We don't have insurance.

YMCA: Oh, just give us a letter that says that then.  Do you have a risk assessment?

Us:  Nope. We don't do risk assessments.

YMCA:  Okay.  See you on Sunday.

 ;D
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Off ice skates experience?
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 14, 2020, 02:46:06 PM »
Yup, haven't wrecked my leg but am 55... I am sure you will get there.  As you have probably worked out, it's a confidence thing.  On my inlines I have the option of trailing the toe wheel of my free leg as a comfort blanket, but you'll no doubt have a toepick...


24 an hour, that's amazing.  I don't like to pry, but did you have to do a risk assessment or anything like that?  Was it just you?  Feel free to tell me to mind my own business, but if I could find somewhere like that I would happily fund it and invite up to 5 friends to skate with me - at 4 each it would be a bargain.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Off ice skates experience?
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on September 14, 2020, 01:48:31 PM »
Age and fear!  ;D I'm 52 and still get flashbacks to wrecking my right leg. 

We hired the sports hall from the YMCA.  It was easy and very good value at 24 an hour.

But that was in Plymouth.  My local town leisure centre hasn't reopened the sports hall, pools, indoor bowls, tennis courts, squash courts or cafe...  ::)
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Off ice skates experience?
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 14, 2020, 01:26:54 PM »
Interesting - good to hear it.  Bumpy surfaces undermine confidence quite dramatically in my experience - but I am old and fearful.


Out of interesting, how were you able to get hold of an indoor sports hall?  I am looking for something like that myself.


What do you think is stopping you with the 3-turns?



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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Any UK Rink Closures Due to Corona Virus?
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on September 14, 2020, 01:12:50 PM »
I don't think the rule of six affects sports and leisure in quite that way - it's essentially a limitation on private socialising in groups bigger than six.  So a rink would not be able to accept single bookings for more than 6 people, but group lessons would be OK as they are exempt from the rule.


I'll not be going back until everything is normal - basically not in my lifetime.  Will skate outdoors until masks are made mandatory outdoors, then in my drive until police send drones to spy on me.
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