Today is the last official day of Winterlude, but of course I have many more photos to come. It's also Family Day here, an official day off, so I will be scarce.
On the weekends during Winterlude, there are several times when the ice rink outside City Hall and Cartier Square are given over to skating demonstrations. Young skaters from the Minto Skate Club here in the city went out on the ice and showed their skills. I photographed three sets. The first two are here- a pair of skaters and a solo skater. The third set, another pair, will be used for a theme day later in the year.
They look very graceful.ReplyDelete
It's good that these skaters get the opportunity to show off their amazing skills. and of course it goes nicely with winterlude.ReplyDelete
I have always loved figure skating, I find it very soothing and enjoyable! Lovely photos, William!ReplyDelete
They danced with such grace. I love to watch ice skating.ReplyDelete
It is fun to watch them, I admire their skills!ReplyDelete
I love watching ice skaters....something I am not very good at!ReplyDelete
ok, this might be the goober in me ... but that is so romantic ... skating in the falling snow .... aww! love it! great moment to capture! well done. i can not even roller skate so i doubt, i would or could roller skate. ( :ReplyDelete
Ice dancing under the snow... beautiful !ReplyDelete
they are quite good! it is president's day here...school is supposed to be closed but it is a snow make up day, the 2nd of 2 snow days we had earlier :(ReplyDelete
Fun to watch, I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Gosto muito de patinagem no gelo.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
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@Catalyst: they do. I saw no errors.ReplyDelete
@Red: it does so very well.
@Nancy: a lot of grace.
@Marianne: they have great skill.
@Janey: I can't skate at all.
@Beth: it made a good photo subject.
@Tanya: here I think it's provincial, so federal workers might be on the job.
@RedPat: it was!
I enjoy my visits here. These were exhilarating to me in the morning. Found myself thinking that I'd be intrigued to see you experiment with cropping some of your shots?ReplyDelete
They look like very talented skaters.ReplyDelete
The skaters are great, but the Beaver Tails sign caught my eye!ReplyDelete
Not many spectators! I think it would be very nice to watch them, we don't have the opportunity here to see them perform.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: I don't tend to crop most of my shots.
@Sharon: they were. Their skating club has a good reputation.
@Norma: mine too!
@Marleen: most spectators were over at the west side of the rink. That only really shows in the one shot.
Free watch ice skaters and not a hardly a handful of Spectators. What. What a shame. They don't know what they have missed. I love watching it just on T.V. Thanks for the beauty of photos to us all.ReplyDelete
Very talented skaters enjoying their event. That it's snowing out adds to the scene.ReplyDelete
What fun to see the ice skaters. They look very professional.ReplyDelete
That looks so graceful. Enjoy your holiday.ReplyDelete
Neat! I wish i could do that, but my ankles are too weak to even try.ReplyDelete
@Carolann: they did have spectators, just not in the direction I mostly photographed in.ReplyDelete
@Bill: I agree.
@Denise: they do.
@Linda: I can't!
I've always enjoyed watching figure skating. When my brother and I would skate on our creek as kids I always pictured myself in a big arena with the crowd cheering. The fact that I couldn't even stop unless I skated into a snowbank had nothing to do with it ha ha!ReplyDelete
Oh how I wish I could skate ...ReplyDelete
The skaters always look so graceful
All the best Jan
Okay thay's cold.ReplyDelete
Roller skating is fun but ice skating looks so elegant when it's done by professionals. So nice to watch.ReplyDelete
So lovely place to make skate dancing.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful skill!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely comments - 2 of the kids skating in the show were mine (including one in the ice dance team that you have featured). The kids work hard and it is nice to see it appreciated :)ReplyDelete
@Wendy: I was only on skates one or two times, enough to fall and decide for myself that I didn't want to do it.ReplyDelete
@Jan: these skaters looked very graceful.
@Mari: yes, but the exercise keeps one warm.
@Grace: they were very good at it.
@Orvokki: it's a very good rink to have. People are still going to be making use of it for a little while longer.
@Anonymous: thanks for the reply! It was enjoyable to watch these skaters, and I know the club has a very good reputation. I hadn't actually ever watched figure skaters in person before. These skaters, and the other pair I photographed for another blog, were exceptional!