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by KitKat
Sun May 17, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll May 17 2009: Best Of London TV Special - GO
Replies: 72
Views: 9439

Re: Sunday Stroll May 17 2009: Best Of London TV Special

Midday is fine but it actually says the call is 11am on www.lfns.co.uk.
by KitKat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Skating in the news
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Skating in the news

Here's an article I wrote for EcoSalon that mentions the street skating scene around the world:
http://www.ecosalon.com/green-your-city-breaks/

I thought you might be interested... (and if you like it, I'd appreciate anyone thumbing it up on the site, or StumbleUpon or Digg). Thanks.
by KitKat
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

From a vintage clothing shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York.

I need to learn how to use the toe pick.
by KitKat
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

Yes, they are figure skates. They are very cool.
by KitKat
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: been gone a while
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

That sounds nasty. I'm sorry for your injury and hope you get better soon.
by KitKat
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

I bought a beautiful pair of vintage ice-skates - red leather lace-ups, vintage circa 1960s. They are in good condition and are the right size and they are just beautiful! Probably cost as much if not more than new ones but I love them. I think they are figure skates though I don't really know how t...
by KitKat
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: I want to join in skating group in london
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

You don't need a heel brake if you have mastered the t-stop and other stops. Some people like to have it to protect the wheels as you mention and for street skating. It's an impediment for slalom though so it's probably not something you want.
by KitKat
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

I'm not an expert skater of either the ice or inline varieties. A friend advised me to get speed skating lessons on the basis that the generic skating lessons are a bit rubbish and the figure skating lessons are a bit specialised for, well uh, figure skating. Queensway or Ally Pally is probably most...
by KitKat
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

Sure, I never said I wanted to buy speed skates. I just said I wanted speed skating lessons. Can I do that with hockey and/or figure skates?
by KitKat
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

Rinks at home in Sydney are 60m x 30m http://emperorshockey.com/info.php?5 The most convenient for me in London are either Ally Pally (56m x 26m) or Queensway (45m x 20m). Learning to play hockey might be fun. I hear the non premier league and the mixed teams especially are actually about the hockey...
by KitKat
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

That's the thing - I hate hire skates. I'm not really sure what sort of skates to get.

The other problem is the rinks in London are so very small.
by KitKat
Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Ice skating lessons
Replies: 29
Views: 6580

Ice skating lessons

Is there anywhere in London that does decent ice speed skating lessons? I'm looking for an excuse to buy ice skates while I'm here in New York and a 10-week course or similar would be just the trick!
by KitKat
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Any of you LFNSers work in Advertising/PR?
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

You could try media agencies (eg. Universal McCann, Starcom, OMD, PHD, Carat etc). They are like advertising agencies but they don't design the ads. Rather decide on where to buy ads, which is quite a creative thing and pretty core to the strategy. They also negotiate the rates, which is less creati...
by KitKat
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Any tips on getting rid of mouldy smell from skates please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

Blake wrote:odour eaters.. its an overnight powder stuff.


Bet you it's mostly bicarb soda.
by KitKat
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: New York
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

Thanks guys. I don't skate suicide so if the street skates are not on, then it's just the park for me. I might check the weather just before I leave London and if it's already snowing, I'll leave the skates behind. I won't spend all my time shopping but I do need to leave room in the suitcase!
by KitKat
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Any tips on getting rid of mouldy smell from skates please?
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

You could try bicarb soda as that can neutralise a lot of smells. Just tip a whole lot of bicarb soda in the skates, leave it overnight and vacuum it the next day.
by KitKat
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: New York
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

New York

I'm going to New York for two weeks over Christmas. I may also make a side trip to DC. Should I take my skates? I am not the type who lives on skates but I would love to skate in Central Park and maybe take in a street skate. Where are the best places to skate? Any particular spot in Central Park? W...
by KitKat
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: For the Halloweenskate
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

That's cool... but does anyone know a good rental shop?
by KitKat
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hovis London Freewheel - Sunday 23rd Sept - skate approved
Replies: 129
Views: 33980

I went on this rather than the Stroll. It was lots of fun! I wasn't registered but they didn't check so that was cool.
by KitKat
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hovis London Freewheel - Sunday 23rd Sept - skate approved
Replies: 129
Views: 33980

So is the stroll at 2pm but Freewheel people are meeting at noon, or is the stroll at noon? I'm confused!

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