Disco Skating in France
I brought my skates all the way to France in the hope of getting a few skates in while I’m here. We did well just before Christmas and went skating twice in one week. We being my friend of almost 30 years who I first met at BC Sectionals when we were both about 10. The first skate was at the arena in Narbonne and the second was a charming temporary ice surface in the main square in Carcassonne.
The most surprising thing about our skate in Narbonne was that the arena was decked out just like a roller rink. You know, disco lighting and loud music. That was a first for this Canadian.
Hilariously, we’d only been on the ice for about 10 minutes when a skating teacher called us over to say that there’s a special session for “experts” like us that we should try. Flattering! And, good to know. It’s been years since I did a public skate and while it was a good bit of fun, it’s not ideal for trying a few tricks. Here’s a bit of video of Dannielle doing a spin under the blue disco lights.