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Offline ARoo

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New Synthetic Ice Rink
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:29:18 PM »
This just went in at a mall near here:

I can't really figure out what they are doing with this. It's $15 (not clear on for how long). You can see people have to really work hard to even glide just a few feet. No figure skates are allowed (but their web site includes almost all figure skate photos). It's so tiny that you almost can't do a crossover at the ends. I'm just looking at all that nice smooth reinforced concrete under the $60,000 worth of fake ice (according to the paper) and wondering why they didn't just make a roller rink instead.

I wasn't sure where to put this topic. Maybe worth noting that this mall is across the street from the Glacier Ice Arena (home to one of the biggest USFS clubs in the country) that offers public skating 5-6 days a week at a more affordable price AND is within a short driving distance of about a dozen other ice rinks.