What is "skating" to you?

  • AmaboTe

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    Aug 12, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Apparently, "skating" is a catch all term. Figure skating, speed skating, skateboarding, roller skating, jam skating... etc.

    So what is "skating" to you, and what got you into it?
  • AmaboTe

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    Aug 12, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    I always ask for someone to specify when they say they "like to skate."

    For the longest time, I took "skating" to mean roller skates. I even worked at a rink in high school. Then I moved onto speed skating in quads, then to inlines.

    I love speed skating, but never crossed over to ice. I've only actually been on ice skates once in my life, and spent most of the time on my butt.
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    Aug 12, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    I learned how to ice skate before I learned how to roller skate...in South Florida (of all places; Sunrise Ice Skating Arena in the 80's). It's been years since I've been skating.

    Hmmmm. Sounds like it would make a great Meetup! icon_lol.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 16, 2013 12:31 AM GMT
    Long distance skating on rivers and drains in the winter.
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    Aug 16, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    For me skating is determined by the context of conversation. When I'm training with my skating coach we use the terms "figure skating" and "hockey skating". We don't use ice skating as that is recreational skating.

    If I read skate or skating in a profile or such, where there is no context, and I'm interested then I'll ask. If there is no context in a conversation I'll just ask what kind of skating.

    In a game, when I hear a team mate yelling "skate", it's encouragement to skate hard and get to the puck before the opponent icon_biggrin.gif.
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    Aug 16, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
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  • AmaboTe

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    Aug 16, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    Lincsbear saidLong distance skating on rivers and drains in the winter.


    That sounds like a blast. Combining distance running with ice skating has got to be fun, and a great workout.
  • AmaboTe

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    Aug 16, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Error saidIceskating is how Canadians get to work everyday

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    That would make me want to cut someone. I don't deal well with crowds...
  • Montague

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    Aug 16, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
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  • brickboy1966

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    Aug 16, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
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  • LJay

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    Aug 16, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Isn't that waht they call it when I get up from the bar and my feet slide around while the top of me wants to go the other direction and I can't remember where the pee parlor is located?
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    Montague saidS= Seek Cover
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    When I was in the Navy skating meant not having to do work, taking it easy, loafing, etc. It could also be a noun; "He's a skate" meaning he's a loafer.
  • Fritter

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    Aug 16, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    Error saidIceskating is how Canadians get to work everyday

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    I've done this^^^^^
    Real workout skating INTO the wind on Dow's Lake!!
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    Aug 21, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    My friends and I started hockey skating when I was a kid. There was an indoor arena where our parents would drop us off and leave us for a few hours. In California, we had no place outdoors to skate - it wasn't cold enough. Other than that - we all had skateboards that we spent a lot of fun times with - what good memories!