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General Ice Skating Chat / I can sharpen
« Last Post by Sappergrinder on Today at 12:21:29 pm »
I used to run a mobile ice skating rink with my wife mostly working Iin primary schools. I still have a mobiles skate grinding machine and rivet removal tool to change new blades, as I had over 100 pairs of boots to maintain.
I noticed someone was asking if anyone sharpened blades in the south West.
I'm in Plymouth and maybe I can help.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on May 13, 2024, 09:58:12 am »
Sadly not. It has a weird rubbery floor.


Shame.  The floor at Madison Heights is vinyl but works pretty well - not as nice as maple but better than some I have skated on.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on May 13, 2024, 09:38:04 am »
The internet tells me there is a roller rink in Redruth. Any good?

Sadly not. It has a weird rubbery floor.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on May 12, 2024, 04:42:55 pm »
The internet tells me there is a roller rink in Redruth. Any good?
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on May 12, 2024, 01:07:41 pm »
I achieved skating three days in a row including a long outdoor session in the sunshine and a first visit to the Madison Heights rink in Maldon, Essex. Worth a look- big rink, excellent surface, quiet while we were there (Saturday morning) and you can skate all day on weekends. Lovely town too.

Sounds heavenly. 😎
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on May 11, 2024, 07:18:28 pm »
I achieved skating three days in a row including a long outdoor session in the sunshine and a first visit to the Madison Heights rink in Maldon, Essex. Worth a look- big rink, excellent surface, quiet while we were there (Saturday morning) and you can skate all day on weekends. Lovely town too.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on May 07, 2024, 03:56:56 pm »
Always keep the blade parallel to the ice.  The more the toe pick points downwards, the more likely you are to catch it and go flying. This holds true for chassés as well as crossovers and runs/progressives.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on May 07, 2024, 03:31:28 pm »
You need to flex the foot to keep blade parallel to the ice.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by transmissionoftheflame on May 06, 2024, 05:15:12 pm »
Yes it does look cool.  I've seen quaddies do 360s from it.  I've got reasonable turnout, it's the timing of the pushes and keeping your skates under you that I am trying to get right.


Rain all day here!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on May 06, 2024, 03:45:29 pm »
Apparently they call it side surfing: Beginning Side Surfing on Roller Skates (youtube.com)


Hope the weather improves in Cornwall soon.

Well, that's pretty cool but my hips ache just looking at it!

Weather is lovely as I type, but no doubt by the time I press "post"...
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