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Anyone else skating?

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As the ice rinks are closed I dug out my inline skates. I hated it at first, but four weeks later, practising one hour each day, and I now think it’s wonderful. I can do a lot of my on ice drills, although stopping is always going to be less effective unless you collide with a brick wall of course. 

I ordered a new pair of skates today as the ones I have are too soft. The chap I spoke to said business is booming with a two day wait to process orders! 

If you’re bored and looking for a way to exercise, why not try skating? It burns lots of calories, gets your heart going, stretches your muscles and ligaments, and keeps you mentally active. And you get fresh air and sun/rain. But please get knee and elbow pads, gloves and coccyx protection (I have padded shorts). And do stick to traffic free areas, and be careful of pedestrians and cyclists. 

I skate locally and with one exception everyone has been pleasant. I’ve had lots of positive comments - “that looks fun”, “impressive”, “looks like a good workout”, “I’d love to do that” - and only one idiot who verbally abused me (he clearly has personal issues). I think we are all getting cabin fever, and yearn to talk to non family members. 

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  • GabiBGabiB Forumite
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    I sometimes skate in my garden but I am rubbish at it and don’t want to fall over. My skates are slightly small but loads of fun.
    13 year old MoneySaving geek who loves reading MSE and who’s dream came true appearing on Martin’s show 😃
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    GabiB said:
    I sometimes skate in my garden but I am rubbish at it and don’t want to fall over. My skates are slightly small but loads of fun.
    I was rubbish when I started. The better you get, the more fun it becomes. Make sure you bend your knees, that’s really important. 
  • GabiBGabiB Forumite
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    Ok, thanks :smiley:
    13 year old MoneySaving geek who loves reading MSE and who’s dream came true appearing on Martin’s show 😃
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    randall6zrandall6z Forumite
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    edited 13 May at 12:27PM
    Well, my nephew does :) And all I know about skating - is that it's boring as hell, hah.
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    randall6z said:
    And all I know about skating - is that it's boring as hell, hah.
    Good Lord no. Hurtling along backwards at high speed then doing a power slide is far from boring. I know someone who is a parachuting instructor, and he says skating is more exciting. 
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