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Jo

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Re: Cambridge ice rink
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2019, 02:12:36 PM »
Another update on Cambridge:

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridge-ice-rink-pictures-updates-16497226

As of the end of June, the ice pad is under construction.

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Re: Cambridge ice rink
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2019, 02:45:47 PM »
Hope it all works out.


I see Better are due to manage it.  Can't say that news fills me with joy based on my experiences with them elsewhere.  From what I have seen the rinks still run directly by councils tend to be better managed.

Jo

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Re: Cambridge ice rink
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2019, 06:56:26 PM »
It's open as of this August Bank holiday weekend. Free skating apparently on the Bank Holiday Monday.

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge-ice-arena-first-look-inside-the-new-ice-rink-9079496/

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Re: Cambridge ice rink
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 10:31:04 AM »
Yay, it's finally opening! :-)

I'd echo transmissionoftheflame's comments too.

Interesting construction also; looks like a steel frame with big concrete lego bricks, plus glued laminated timber roof supports.
Sliding on frozen water is the easy part of ice skating.

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Re: Cambridge ice rink
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2019, 11:12:17 AM »
Can't be any worse than Planet Ice, surely?  Oh.  Wait.  <looks in the direction of Plymouth>  Yeah...
Returned to the ice in Sept 2017 after a major leg injury in 1999. Skating in Graf Dance boots and MK Dance blades. It's still a bit slippery...