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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 08:31:53 pm »
I read about this back in August and was quickly underwhelmed by the size of the proposed rink...
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 09:44:10 am »
Yeah 17m x 34m is a bit small for regular pattern/compulsory dances.

That 'artistís impression' looks a bit wrong, considering full sized hockey circles are 30 feet / 9 metres diameter; so for a mini rink those hockey players must be tiny!
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 10:04:54 am »
I've been trying to find out (because I can't remember) the size of the Gosport rink, where I used to teach and actually do a lot of my training.  So far, I've failed dismally.
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 10:22:19 am »
Looks to be full size? 26x56 <-> 30x60

Contact the locals;
https://planet-ice.co.uk/locations/gosport/
http://gosporticeskatingclub.co.uk/index.php/contact-us/
https://iskatecoach.co.uk/contactus/

https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=a088c746-8594-40c0-973c-c15c9eefbcc6&cp=50.815242~-1.160042&lvl=19&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027
Use the measuring tool -> right-click on the corner of the building -> Measure distance
Building appears roughly 60 metres by 36 metres; inside looks fairly minimal.
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 11:42:31 am »
Oh, good lord, no.  It's definitely nowhere near full size.  Not International let alone Olympic.  It's really very small.
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 12:38:15 pm »
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 03:42:23 pm »
Honestly, Gosport is nowhere near that.  Not even close.  It's the same size as the old Aldershot rink.  Tiny.
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Re: New Bracknell rink?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 08:10:40 pm »
I am fairly sure that Gosport is not full size. It didn't appear to be when I was there.


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