Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Israelis trying to ice skate

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A few weeks ago I showed you a huge tent being set up next to the Jerusalem City Hall.
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Now the ice rink is open for skating (until it disappears on April 14).
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Only the Russian-speaking immigrants and Americans knew how to skate gracefully.

Most of the Israelis were falling down again and again.
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No big Zamboni here. All the ice cleaning was done with shovels.
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Most people went along the edge, holding on to the rail.
Some wore T shirts and even shorts.
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Outside in the warm sun the hoses of the cooling system were encased in white ice.
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14 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Yep, a bit like skying in Dubai

Theanne and Baron said...

Everyone appears to be enjoying themselves even with the falling down! Must be delicious when it's hot outside to skate on the ice! So nice the rink is available if only for a short time. Great photos! Thanks for sharing. BTW did you try it?

Steffe said...

So I guess it will be a few years before Israel will take part in the Ice-hockey World Championships!

foto-sh said...

how intresting .. nd so polite to go there

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful chance to escape. Probably more than two decades since last I was on ice as well.

Please have a good Thursday.


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Pietro said...

Very good sequence of pictures, nice description!

Dina said...

Rob and Mandy, I think that indoor ski slope in Dubai is so funny.

Theanne and Baron, shalom. No, I was content with just watching and not paying 40 shekels for half an hour of skate time.

Robin said...

Fun! I tried hard to find the hockey but no dice. Oh well, maybe next year. I'm not going to shlep up there just for skating, that we can do in Tel Aviv :).

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Kay said...

After all that time in Chicago, I never did learn how to skate. I'd be one of those hanging on to the side rails, too.

Hels said...

It is a bit like the Jamaican bobsledding team or Australia's short track speed skating team - possible, but improbable :)

VP said...

So with my skating I am Israeli at heart!

Spiderdama said...

Wow, this is great! We go skating often here with the kids:-)

Leif Hagen said...

Fun to see in Israel! Our Minnesota hockey skaters and ice skaters would have been tempted to show off if they were on that rink!
BTW, an Eagan Rotary friend of mine, Michael P., is a big fan of your CDP blog - he told me at lunch today! I am too!
: - )

Francisca said...

I wonder if skating is like riding a bicycle... haven't done it for many many years... oops... decades!