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Offline AgnesNitt

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Offline sampaguita

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Re: Canadians skating on the roads
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:36:06 PM »
That is so cool! I wonder how the blades are afterwards. But the ice seems pretty smooth...

Offline Loops

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Re: Canadians skating on the roads
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 08:03:58 AM »
We did this once or twice when I was a kid in the dc area. No damage to my blades as I recall. Lots of fun though!!

Offline Sam_Bryant

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Re: Canadians skating on the roads
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 10:24:29 PM »
Let me tell you a story. As a proud Canadian.

This might seem silly and a bit outlandish to some people. But this can and does happen quite frequently where I live. Especially in recent years. We often get a mix of freezing rain/snow and there has been more than a few times where we have tossed up the goals right on the street and skated right then and there. It's super rough on the skates and can be a bit dangerous if cars decide to be out driving. But it does happen.

But the more interesting bit is as a kid, I lived in a small town and the local firefighters used to close down a street for the winter and use the hydrants to constantly 're-ice' the road back to front. It was like a local outdoor skating rink. It was also a lot of fun ^_^
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