Sunday, June 27, 2010

It has been a frustrating week watching the weather get warmer. Finally cooling down again last Thursday night. Decided to wait till next weekend and hope the ice will settle in ready for skating. Visited a small skating spot near home but only a thin ice sheet left in a shady area.

Going through the ice....
One of the best ways to be safe is work out safety routines and then to practice - if possible. As skaters we ofter talk through safety issues and one technique recommended (a few years ago) by a skating old timer was to hook your foot onto the good ice and roll out of the ice hole thus spreading your weight across the surface. Dave P has a practice (in the video below). This practice highlighted to usefulness of ice claws (which we did not have with us on this day) to help grip the ice.

Ice Claws - >>>>

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