"Ice Skating" On Plastic?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ken-L, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    While looking for geometric shapes for Contest #17, I saw the "Ice Skating Rink" was open.....but instead of ice they are using plastic! They say it's "different"..... so I gave my new D200 a workout with my 70-200VR...


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  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Ken, I have never heard of this before. Regardless of that, these are great shots. Glad you and the d200 are becoming acquainted.

    Merry Christmas,
  3. Ken, do you have any information on the type of plastic they are using?

    Thanks and nice shots!
  4. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Patrick! If I hadn't seen it with "mine own eyes"..... One of the staffsaid he thinks it is harder to skate on.....

    Merry Christmas
  5. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I don't have any info on that, but it's likely a "standard" commercial product and a Google search might turn up the type, supplier and manufacturer.....
  6. They use that at a big outdoor mall here in Miami... we do have a few real ice skating rinks in town though, much more fun, much faster, and much more refreshing than this stuff.
  7. strobel


    Apr 30, 2005
    Algonquin, IL
  8. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    that first shot is really cool...
  9. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks. I got some lucky shots that day.
  10. Okay, synthetic ice skating rink! That takes the cake! How cool is that??:eek:
  11. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I heard that using a synthetic "ice" saved the city $100,000 this year alone. I suppose it's a reasonable trade-off......
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