We have started a new Skating course more than a months ago and although we both like our previous course's instructor, we are enjoying this course as well. This year the Oval is a bit busier which is both good and bad. It's good for the business but at times it get's very crowded but has not affected our practice and learning very much.
We realized that free skating would be held this Family Day at the Oval when we attended our class last week so we went there today. We were there at about 12:30 and that's the time we started and apart from a few breaks we were active until almost 15:00. There was a 15 minutes break for everyone to let the Zambonis ran on the tracks. It was a busy they there were lots of beginners and posers but that didn't bother us too much. I maneuver between the people and enjoyed the fastest ice in the world. It truly was amazing we had lots of fun. We even practice backward for a while and enjoyed ourselves.
(Photo, top: posters of Canadian speed skaters, national, provincial, world and Olympic champions on Olympic Oval walls)