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Offline turnip

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2011, 07:14:24 AM »
- You have more kids from the rink on your facebook than adults
- You spend your lunchtime looking at IJS scores and what the codes mean
- You've walked to the rink in the pouring rain and skated soaked to the skin more than once
- You get adopted by skate moms
- Your annual leave from work is only ever used for skating tests, competitions, practice before tests/competitions, skate camps. My personal favourite was two half days to go and try on and then go and buy skates
- You have your new blades delivered to the office and insist on showing them to everyone
- You've had people think your soakers are part of your skate (considering I have huge fluffy soakers, not really sure why anyone would be this stupid, but my manager was!)
- When people annoy you, you threaten them with your toepicks
- You no longer panic when the kids fall on their doubles
- You ignore all medical advice and skate on injuries

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2011, 07:17:33 AM »
- any time you find a surface that's remotely low in friction you start spinning (DO NOT DO THIS WHEN DRUNK!  :angel)


The guest bedroom at my dad's house has a laminate floor. I decided to practice spins. My dad was mildly alarmed when he heard me crash to the floor, then mildly amused when I explained why  :blush:

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2011, 05:57:09 AM »
The guest bedroom at my dad's house has a laminate floor. I decided to practice spins. My dad was mildly alarmed when he heard me crash to the floor, then mildly amused when I explained why  :blush:

We have a cork floor in our kitchen with a nicely glossy surface. Right pair of socks...haven't topped over yet, nearly a couple of times.

The not-when-drunk surface was gravel in a pair of leather boots.  :blush:
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2011, 07:29:56 AM »
My friends boyfriend (a coach) did an off ice axel while drunk and with a broken arm from an on ice double that went wrong! Fortunately, he did drunkenly land his axel!

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2014, 12:05:42 PM »
I'm an adult male figure skater. I do a lot of "manly" activities like surfing, mountain biking and week-long backpacking trips in remote wilderness areas. And recently I started taking Ballet because I thought it might help my skating. That's when I knew I was totally addicted!!!! I have the pinky callouses too and take week-long skating "vacations"... but before I took up skating I never in a million years imagined I'd ever find myself in a Ballet class. I grew to kinda like it too. I have a ton of respect for dancers now. Some of what they do is simply amazing.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2014, 07:20:26 PM »
I hear you about the callouses. The general reaction from nail technicians: "What lovely hands!" *starts on pedicure* "..."

Recurring bruises... oh boy...

-You're on a date and all you talk about is landing that jump.
-You laugh at muscle heads who think one footed squats are unnecessary torture. (how else will we train for that sit spin?)
-You crave the ice even though you're sore.
-To motivate yourself at the gym, you chant "AXEL JUMP"

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2014, 06:02:36 PM »
I was on vacation this passed week and thought of a few more:

-When watching an ice show, you're the only one that claps at the impossibly hard footwork
-There's an ice rink in the condo complex that you vacation at every year
-You crush on a skater not just because he's cute, but because of his gravity defying jumps and fantastic skating ability. (*sigh*)
-You had to explain to your non skating dad that double jumps and toe picks equals deep holes...and why it's courteous to cover them up
-When the worker at the condo complex(with the ice rink), knows your name. I only stayed there for a week.
-You've broken and/or lost so many toenails that it doesn't even phase you anymore.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2014, 07:05:28 PM »
You go to a nearby rink a few times a year, but only while your rink is shut down for annual maintenance, and resident coaches and skaters remember you---in a good way.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2014, 10:38:31 PM »
You skate too much when the other adult skaters ask you for the times of the public sessions for the week instead of checking the website.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2014, 08:05:30 AM »
You grab your wallet to get your credit card to pay a bill online & neither one of your major credit cards are in it.
You find one in your skate bag & the other in the pocket of your skating jacket. 88)

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2014, 03:44:47 PM »
Haha! I've done that with the credit card! More times than I can count!

On another notes, does anyone know where to find the "You know you're old when" thread?
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2014, 04:26:58 PM »

On another notes, does anyone know where to find the "You know you're old when" thread?


Uh oh! This sounds like a senior moment to me!  ;) :)

It's in the Non Skating Discussions section.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2014, 05:09:20 PM »
LOL, I'm not there yet!  But I do have a too big birthday coming up next week.... :sweat

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2014, 07:11:45 PM »
When everyone assumes the work-injury black eye is from a skating accident. Especially when the awesomely bruised shoulder and knee are added in.
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2014, 03:11:50 PM »
You skate too much when, after confirming that none of the rinks at your business trip destination have available ice, you pack your spinner and off ice conditioning book.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2014, 10:56:05 PM »
When you miss a session because you are out of town for work and fellow regulars are startled by your absence  :blush: I guess I'm really addicted.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2014, 01:19:02 AM »
You spend all day looking up skating videos and reading old threads on skating forums bc you somehow messed up the time of the public session you had been looking forward to all weekend.

Doh! (And literally, all day. I've done nothing today! Groan)
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
The rink calls you to tell you that they cancelled the evening public session at the last minute.

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2014, 08:17:55 PM »

The rink calls you to tell you that they cancelled the evening public session at the last minute.

That's really nice of them!
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2014, 08:29:21 PM »
That's really nice of them!

The gentleman that runs the front desk is the best. 

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2014, 09:38:30 PM »
Your kids ask if you can have a backyard ice rink this winter and you desperately want it to be possible.

You're on a road trip and pass a house with a pretty little pond and all you think is "I hope they skate on it in winter."


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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2014, 09:52:31 PM »
I always wanted to turn my parents yard into a rink.  They just didn't understand!

And they were looking at a vacation house once in CT, with a pond on the property and I tried as hard as I could....

But they did have a different vacation house in CT before that and we did have skating on the pond in winter!!  It was the best.

I once lived in a building in Manhattan specifically because it had an outdoor rink in winter!
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2014, 03:55:54 PM »
...you find out that you're deficient in Vit D and B12 and will need supplements, and your first thought is "I wonder if this will improve my skating?"

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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2014, 05:26:17 PM »
Maybe it's skating that causes these deficiencies!  :D I have the same issue, and take D supplements and once-per-month B12 injections.

FWIW, I can't tell any difference with the supplements. Sorry to burst your bubble!
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Re: You know you skate too much when...
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2014, 05:30:40 PM »
When you have your own cast iron bunion tool for rink side skate adjustments.

Your skating jackets cost more than your work jackets (except for the one I wear at the pentagon)
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