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Skating Nathan Phillips Square in #Toronto on a +7°C day, 24 February 2020. We were sharing the ice with a group of students from a private Armenian school in Scarborough. Apparently few of them had ever skated before. They spend most of the video falling down, but at least seem to be having fun at it.



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I actually got to do something new this afternoon: I used ice skates as a means of transportation to get 7 km to a meeting downtown. I have skated for fun lots before, but never as a means of transportation! Apparently I missed a lot of car traffic, too.

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An amazingly large #beaver seen today on the Rideau Canal in #Ottawa while #skating. This is a rare Castor canadensis giganticus pneumaticus.

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Today was the last day of #Winterlude, so this was the scene on the Rideau Canal in #Ottawa #skating.

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A bevy of #selfies taken today on the Rideau Canal in #Ottawa while #skating. Yes, @Kathryn Barr took one.

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Me #skating the Rideau Canal today. Photo by my friend Jane.

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#Skating the Rideau Canal today with my friend Jane. She is wondering why it takes so long to take one photo!

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#Skating the Rideau Canal today at the Bank Street Bridge.

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#Skating the Rideau Canal today and saw this official sign. It neglected to mention the number of hospital visits. Fun fact: we have a paramedic station right on the ice.

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#Skating the Rideau Canal today. The green-roofed building is the hotel Chateau Laurier.

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@Kathryn Barr and me today on the Rideau Canal #iceskating



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New #video: @Kathryn Barr and me, skating in the dark on the Rink of Dreams, with a lot of other people! It was busy.



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@Kathryn Barr and me, skating in the dark on the Rink of Dreams

I'll have a night skating video posted sometime later today, too.

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New #video of @Kathryn Barr and I skating on the Rink of Dreams in #Ottawa yesterday. It seems that everyone else had the same idea! It was busy!



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_This small lake outside Stockholm, Sweden, emits otherworldly sounds as Mårten Ajne skates over its precariously thin, black ice. “Wild ice skating,” or “Nordic skating,” is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible—both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds. _

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Black ice is recently frozen, and can be as thin as 2 inches and still support the weight of a skater. Like a dome or arch, the support comes from the sides rather than the top, and the water underneath prevents the ice from breaking. But, experience and careful advance planning are key. Factors including temperature, atmospheric conditions, and even satellite images of the Earth’s surface are considered. It’s complicated, but appealing to mathematicians like Ajne. Even with preparation, there’s a risk of falling in… So it’s best done in groups, for safety.
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