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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Icepaw_Kenobi, Nov 9, 2009.

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  1. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Okay, just wondering: does anyone else around here ice skate?

    I've been figure skating since I was four, but I quit for three years and just came back two years ago.

    Anyone else ice skate?
     
  2. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Are we talking speed skating?
     
  3. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The OP wasn't but I'm sure you can.

    Anyways no...we don't really have the weather for it here. :p
     
  4. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sure, why not?

    Do you speed skate? I've always kind of wanted to try it.
     
  5. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I haven't seen snow in almost 7 years. How big do you think ice sports are here? [face_laugh]

    I'd probably stink at skating if I ever tried it anyway.
     
  6. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    We used to have an ice rink in our back yard.
     
  7. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Literally? Wow, cool!

    I want one!

    Did you make it? Or was it an outside one?
     
  8. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I played a lot of pond hockey in the day, but havn't been on skates in years.
     
  9. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    We lived in Northern Ontario. You shoveled and leveled the snow, got out the hose, and voila.

    My unfortunate paternal unit got to do the shoveling.

    None of us were good skaters, however.
     
  10. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I want one! :p

    I am an okay skater for quitting for three years I guess; I'm working on Freestyle 6 in ISI and could pass up to Pre-Juvenile in USFSA, but haven't found the time. (both are skating organizations)
     
  11. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    It was fun...it was surrounded by huge piles of snow, and we used to sled on them.
     
  12. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'm jealous. :p

    That sounds really fun.
     
  13. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    It's gotten warmer where we used to live. Can't do it any more.
     
  14. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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  15. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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  16. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    That's sad.
     
  17. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Oh well. :(
     
  18. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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  19. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I see the Yanks are bawling about not being able to train full time in the Olympic speed-skating oval in Richmond. Well, boo hoo. It cost $200,000,000 and we paid it. Find your own.
     
  20. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I don't really have any idea what you're talking about. I figure skate. :p

     
  21. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Probably you don't. You free skate. Actual figures haven't been skated in nearly 20 years.
     
  22. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, yeah. But everybody still calls it figure skating.
     
  23. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    It's not accurate, though.

    I wish they would bring figures back as a separate discipline.
     
  24. Icepaw_Kenobi

    Icepaw_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I don't really have an opinion.
     
  25. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_figures]compulsory figures[/link]
     
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