Monday, February 24, 2014

La patinoire


The temporary outdoor skating rink is in full swing in Amboise.  It's a small rink that is really for the kids but I can't help going over when it first opens in the morning and I have it all to myself... for maybe 30 minutes.  On this day, there was a cloudless sky and glorious sunlight and the kids were loving it.  

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  1. Looks like fun! Is it free? Do they rent skates?

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    1. Skating is 4€ including skate rental. (Only 2€ if you have your own skates.)

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  2. That's pure fun. How I understand you that you tried the skating rink when opening. I would have done the same one year ago. A stunning blue sky and happy people.
    Tess

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    1. The kids are having a blast now that it's their vacation time. It's so warm and sunny here today that the young men were skating in T-shirts. Ah, youth.

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    1. Yes, the kids are loving it. This afternoon it was pretty full as the school vacation has started.

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    1. Yeah, but today it hardly feels like winter. Around 60* F !

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  5. How clever of you to rise early and get there first!

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    1. It's a must in order to avoid the crowds !

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  6. Many of our neighbourhood parks have these rinks set up through the winter for use... and we've even got one at our city hall. This shot reminds me of them.

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    1. There's a fantastic one in front of the Hotel de Ville in Paris now. It's much bigger of course... and they actually have a Zamboni !

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  7. It does look fun Stuart. Can you believe I've never skated on ice, so deprived :) BUT in the past I have roller skated.. a lot! I can just picture you on your solo skating spree :)

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    1. I suppose ice skating is not something that comes naturally to your part of the world. I tried inline roller skates once and they seemed to me to be a lot like ice skating. And, you'll have to picture me on ice, 'cause I won't be posting any !

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  8. I find it odd that you have to pay to use the rink. Here they are all free.
    Although, I did want to skate in Central Park &/or Rockefeller Center and you have to pay there, too. (and I needed rentals, thinking sharp blades might not have been allowed on the plane!)

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    1. The temporary rink in front of city hall in Paris is free... if you have your own skates. Other than that, I think one always pays for skating here. I just wish there were more, and bigger, rinks.

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