Monday, April 4, 2022

Skaters Both Off And On The Canal

 A few days back in another post I showed you skaters from a local skate club on the ice at City Hall during a previous Winterlude year. In 2018 they were on the ice again, something that is common during Winterlude, as competitive skaters do demonstrations. It's quite something to see.


This view looks east from the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal.


Further west and on a different day, here we are at Dow's Lake. The vehicles that maintain the skateway tend to operate from here.


And back near the Bank Street Bridge, with mostly cloudy skies.


This was an outright snowy day, just east of the bridge.


While this is to the west of the bridge.


And back at Dow's Lake, where we'll pick up again tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. I was never able to ice skate. I did manage to learn to roller skate.

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  2. To be able to be so confident in the body´s balance...

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  3. Skating is a very alien activity in the UK, though it used to be popular 100 years ago or so; global warming must have been going on longer than we think.

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  4. I have never ventured into figure skating on skates. I was more of a long-distance person.

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  5. Good to see those talented youngsters out on the ice.

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  6. ...when I was younger I enjoyed skating, now I would rather watch.

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  7. Hello,
    The skaters looks great, they must love to skate.
    Take care, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  8. I don't know how to skate but I love to watch others skating. They make it look so easy.

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  9. Me gusta sus dinámicas posturas. Resultán muy elegantes sus movimientos.

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  10. @Linda: I can't skate.

    @Iris: they've got it.

    @John: it's popular here.

    @Jan: I can't do either.

    @David: yes it is.

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  11. @Tom: I never learned.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Sandi: it's quite something.

    @Nancy: they do.

    @Ventana: thanks.

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  12. Nice new Banner!
    Seeing skating routines in person is amazing.

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  13. Those skaters in the first two photos look so graceful.

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  14. Watching the professionals dancing on ice must be great!

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  15. Winter fun at its best ~ great photos ~


    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Must be fun watching those skaters, they look so graceful.

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  17. That first shot is excellent! It shows the movement!

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  18. @RedPat: indeed.

    @Maywyn: I think so.

    @Sharon: they do indeed.

    @Magiceye: it is fun.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: they do!

    @Marie: it does.

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  19. Some of these folks look like they really know what they are doing.

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  20. I never learned to skate; I can't even stand up on a pair of skates!

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  21. Good to see so many enjoying ice skating.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Everyone is enjoying this activity... I can't skate.

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  23. The skaters are so elegant even though it looks so cold:)

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  24. A great selection of photos William.

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  25. The frozen canal looks great. I'm really jealous. I've been to ice rink with my daughter a few times this winter season, but we have small place to skate in my city :(

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    1. The other outdoor rink that first comes to mind is City Hall. Beyond that, many parks set up small rinks.

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