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Leif

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Basingstoke rink bans skating
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:09:30 PM »
I went to the rink on Sunday and after ten minutes practicing a steward told me I was not allowed to skate backwards or do three turns. Obviously jumps were out, but I don't do those anyway. So I left, drove for an hour to another rink, where I was allowed to practice despite it being busier.

Bizarre. There was loads of room in the central area at Basingstoke, okay you had to keep an eye out for teachers and students but that's not so hard. I spoke to one chap who had just finished a lesson and was about to practice what he had been taught.

Last week I was nearly sent flying by a child pushing a penguin across the rink into my path. In my experience the dangers come from novices skating beyond their ability, children skating anywhere they please without regard to others, and some hockey skaters shooting around far too fast and close to people.

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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 09:00:33 PM »



Leif, how annoying that must have been!  Perhaps itís the rule only for Sundayís or when itís busy and not other sessions as that wouldnít make sense. 


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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 09:29:53 PM »


Leif, how annoying that must have been!  Perhaps itís the rule only for Sundayís or when itís busy and not other sessions as that wouldnít make sense.

My understanding is that it is daytime Saturday and Sunday, but not Friday evening. I donít go Friday evening as itís too dangerous. Obviously not daytime weekdays, and probably not Tuesday evening.

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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »
So how are people supposed to learn to skate?  Surely it would make more sense to have the stewards policing the dangerous people so that the ones wanting to practice can do so and everybody is relatively safe?  Or is that too easy...? 
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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 01:13:40 PM »
I agree. The irony is that I left to go to a rink owned by the same company (Gosport), but with different rules in force. However, Gosport is about two feet wide and three feet long as you know.

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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 07:11:36 PM »
I agree. The irony is that I left to go to a rink owned by the same company (Gosport), but with different rules in force. However, Gosport is about two feet wide and three feet long as you know.

It grown since I was last there :-)

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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 07:45:28 PM »
It's still better than Plymouth!
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Re: Basingstoke rink bans skating
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 11:48:47 PM »