More images from Mars » « Biden continues the perpetual wars Great moments in skating Some people who have been skating on the frozen canals in Europe despite warnings that the ice was thawing have fallen unceremoniously into the water. Luckily there were others around to rescue them. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmail More images from Mars » « Biden continues the perpetual wars
Reginald Selkirk says
And more importantly, to record some video.
Perhaps you need to come to Canada to see some really great moments in skating?
Slam Dunk on Skates
That ice looks about 2cm thick. You have to be crazy to be on that especially with more than one person.
I have skated, biked, and driven on ice; at the very least you would want 6--8 centimetres for skating with no crowds.
Matt G says
It’s nice to know that the US isn’t home to *all* the world’s idiots.
Can’t they see where the ice changes color because it’s so thin?
That doesn’t happen to roller blades on concrete.
Which may soon be the only form of skating.
@5 Ridana: “Can’t they see where the ice changes color because it’s so thin?”
No. The two are unrelated (at least in The Netherlands).
@4 MattG: Not everybody shares your risk/benefit analysis (personally I do -- I haven’t been on ice this winter). Many Dutch tremendously enjoy skating etc. There is even a several word for it: “ijspret” (something like fun on the ice).
However due to climate change there are fewer and fewer opportunities (this year only a week, last year none), so it’s unsurprising that some people want to take the risk. And what risk actually in that video? They’ll run the risk of drowning when there’s nobody around. With all those bystanders it’s more like a fun game.
More people (especially non-Dutch) drown in summer every year when visiting the beaches and swimming in the North Sea.