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Beginner Ice Skaters

Never been out on the ice but always wanted to? Or maybe you've skated before but you don't have any buddies to encourage you? Whether you're an aspiring figure skater, speed freak, hockey bruiser or you just enjoy taking the kids to the disco at your local rink – join this tribe and let's swap tips. The time of year doesn't matter – it's always fun to get out on the ice!

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Lavinia I Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

"Incorrectly sized and fitted ice skates can cause foot discomfort, affect skater performance, cause premature skate breakdown and also lead to injury. Optimize your comfort and performance on and off the ice by following this list of Dos to make...

Lavinia I Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Thank you, Mirja! I put on some long "wintery" socks and off I went. I found these pretties on clearance for $50 (Canadian) (!!!) Here are the ones whose glad owner I've become: . I'm going back for the adjustment a...

Lavinia I Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

I will be taking a beginner class for which I'm supposed to bring my own skates, so it will be too late to ask the instructor. I've just read a few reviews for (figure) skates and I've gathered that:

- my ankles should be completely "fixed in pla...

Lavinia I Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Ahhh, mulled wine! What do you guys add to it? In Romania we usually add a dash of cinnamon... not to mention we're into the habit of mulling plum brandy (tastes a lot like sake, only significantly stronger) with sugar and black pepper...

Mirja E Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

In Tallinn, there is rarely any outdoor rinks but we have 2 indoor ice halls, which therefore are always overcrowded...

But in and near Helsinki, there is an avarage of over 30 outdoors rinks made on sports grounds and even on the sea :) Looking...

Lavinia I Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

This big guy is there throughout the year (northernmost large city, yeah!) http://www.wem.ca/play/attractions-at-wem/ice-palace , but I've been avoiding it like the plague. To that I say "no more!" - with 5-7 months of serious winter, better learn...

Joe C Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Contributorgold Joe C London skaters: I haven't forgotten about this tribe! Just a bit busy with work at the moment and waiting for a few weeks before venturing out. I still intend to head to either Streatham Ice Arena or Lee Valley Ice Rink and get started – the more the merrier.

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Joe C Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Contributorgold Joe C Thinking of heading to Streatham Ice Arena after work this Thursday for the 8pm session. £5 including skate hire. The arena is right next to Streatham train station (easy from London Bridge) and it's a short bus ride away from Brixton tube for those of us heading north afterwards. Anyone interested?

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Sounds good. I too will check with the boss, and hopefully join you on the way home. Good day to cycle if I do come!

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I was reminded last night that I'm having dinner with friends on Thursday. Whoops. Postponing until next week when Andrew can join us too.

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Andrew M Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Contributorgold Andrew M I've ice skated before as a kid, but only a few times. The only times I've done it as an adult is once at Somerset House and once on my stag weekend in Munich, while wearing Lederhosen. I'd be keen to give it another go.

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Joe C Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Contributorgold Joe C I contacted Alexandra Palace to ask them about opening times, since I live nearby and I had read that the rink was reopening next week. It turns out they're only open from 11am–1.30pm and 2pm–5.30pm on weekdays, which is kind of frustrating for anyone with normal working hours. They're open 10.30am–12.30pm on the weekend too.

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Jamie G Beginner Ice Skaters Tribe

Jamie G I cycled past Streatham Ice Rink on the way to work this morning. I'd be interested to join you, let me know when you're going. My wife is a bit of a demon on ice skates but I'm totally inept, so I should probably try to improve.

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I'm definitely keen to try Streatham. There's also the Lee Valley Ice Centre, which is up near Clapton, about a 15 min bus ride from the new office (http://bit.ly/hiUDUc). I'll try and arrange an outing for the next week or so!

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