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Discussion: Ice skating

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2019-02-24

Feb 24, 2019 9:01 PM # 
So sorry about the broken wrist. Hope there are no complications. But congrats for getting out there and trying. Ice skating, at least in Nordic countries, is a legitimate, long-distance sport. Much easier and less friction than XC skiing.

When I was courting Sari, in Sweden, she introduced me to long-distance ice skating. I used my Salomon ski boots with SNS bindings and my ski-skating poles. We skated on Lake Malaren for hours! Worked our way down into the center of town from the end of the Tunnelbana train line.

When conditions are right, the whole city turns out, and skates on the ice! A sport popular in northern Europe, where natural ice forms, melts and reforms several times each winter. So the windows of 'perfect ice' are short but frequent. Sometime you should try it!
Feb 24, 2019 10:58 PM # 
Turns out the break is of both radius and ulna, but not at the joint. At this point still at the ER, so the details are still a bit elusive.
Feb 25, 2019 4:55 AM # 
Ai yi yi...
Feb 25, 2019 5:00 AM # 
Ow! Hope it's not a compound fracture and heals quickly.
Feb 25, 2019 11:15 AM # 
He got his fracture reduced and splinted, sent off and encouraged to get an evaluation from a hand surgeon within 5 days. We dropped the family off ata hotel in Farmington near the bus stop and they will take a bus home today. We’ll keep their car until he can drive and wants it back, figure out how to get it to him then. Pretty tiring for everybody. I got home around 9:30. We had people coming for dinner at 6, which Rhonda canceled, after having done all the cooking. He should be fine as long as he follows instructions. Not a strong suit, however.
Feb 26, 2019 4:36 AM # 
Oh bummer about the wrist. That sounds awful.
I spent my Friday nights in 8th grade at the new WH skating rink, a mile from the family home, skating round and round and looking for boys. Not as atmospheric as the old skating pond that used to be across the street there, which had a very rustic warming shed. Deep happy memories from that place. Just sent those strap-on double-bladed skates to the metal recycler last summer.

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