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First Time Skaters


bc-skaters-nixon-100131.jpgPerhaps it's my prairie roots, the years spent on a frozen slough whipping that frozen horse dung between the bullrush net, elbowing Gordie Howe out of the way.  Yes, once you've skated outdoors, indoor rinks never quite measure up.  I got excited when the expanded Robson Square outdoor ice rink re-opened in late November after many years.  Sure it's completely undercover so the skaters are safe from the rain.  Sure, it has had to close a bunch of times because  its been so warm the ice compressor can not keep the surface from melting.  But when it's open, its a glorious thing to see.  No wonder it gets invaded by Brazilians.  Outdoor Rink  icon_video.gif