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fewer skating rinks in local parks
« on: November 16, 2010, 07:04:03 AM »
This is a letter by a man in north-end Montréal about a minor cutback that seems indicative of a greater problem. Budget cuts and "rationalisation" mean fewer ring-shaped skating rinks in local parks, although these encourage people young and old to take some exercise near their homes in wintertime. Oh yes, you can go to an arena ... taking the car or bus, being in a big crowd, and lots of junk food on hand for the kids, laments the frustrated skater. This is in French, but it is simple and pleasant to read.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: fewer skating rinks in local parks
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 02:09:13 PM »
I am a terrible skater. But I did learn to skate, such as I skate, in what i think is called Pratt Park in Outremont. Van Horne side, the giant cement pond that would ice up every year. I don't know if it was city maintained or not. I was young.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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