Decided to try skating after 15 years in preparation for the upcoming Ice Donkey event in less than a month. Although never a great skater, I was surprised to learn I can barely skate now at all. The ice trail at The Forks is an ideal training ground for those of us worrying about falling on a child (you can easily jump off the path if needed!). The ice is choppy which I figure is close to river skating conditions.
This photo was taken from the Forks pedestrain bridge you can skate on. There is a river clearing below, but I wasn't about to be the first one to try it.
Crossing the bridge.
Construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
All in all it was a great spot to do some training. Now if only I could pull a team of almost skaters together so I won't be the only one fumbling around out there on race day.
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