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Old August 6th, 2014, 04:18 AM   #541
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Old August 6th, 2014, 12:18 PM   #542
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Looks like we might be the only ones left. Where ya skating?
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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #543
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Looks like we might be the only ones left. Where ya skating?
Mostly out of Katy since that is where my art club is. It's a dump though because the owner doesn't take care of it.

right now, just my family skates because I just had ACL reconstruction. So I'm pretty much off skates until Jan-March. (probably March to be safe). I still go and teach class, but I don't skate.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 07:13 PM   #544
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Mostly out of Katy since that is where my art club is. It's a dump though because the owner doesn't take care of it.

right now, just my family skates because I just had ACL reconstruction. So I'm pretty much off skates until Jan-March. (probably March to be safe). I still go and teach class, but I don't skate.
Kewl. I heard about the Katy rink. Never been there though. Will have to visit one night.

Get well soon and get back out there and skate! I'll let you know before I head out there.
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Old August 10th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #545
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Sir Aaron, I saw a skating rink on Highway 6 near 529. Is that the Katy rink you referred to?

Oh, I see...that's the Bear Creek skating rink. Gonna hafta check them out one day. Anyone ever been there?
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Old August 10th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #546
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Sir Aaron, I saw a skating rink on Highway 6 near 529. Is that the Katy rink you referred to?

Oh, I see...that's the Bear Creek skating rink. Gonna hafta check them out one day. Anyone ever been there?
I've never been to Bear Creek even though that is technically the closest rink to me. It has a sports floor which is terrible for any serious skating (such as artistic). It's also in a bad part of town to park your car for a couple hours.

I skate at Mason Road Skate. It's a dump but the floor is wood and because it is terribly managed, there is often few people at sessions.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 08:15 PM   #547
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I've never been to Bear Creek even though that is technically the closest rink to me. It has a sports floor which is terrible for any serious skating (such as artistic). It's also in a bad part of town to park your car for a couple hours.

I skate at Mason Road Skate. It's a dump but the floor is wood and because it is terribly managed, there is often few people at sessions.
There is a good artistic class at Champions Roller World in Spring. The floor is good too. They take pretty good care of the floor. They have a Sunday morning practice before the regular session.
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Old August 17th, 2014, 03:42 AM   #548
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There is a good artistic class at Champions Roller World in Spring. The floor is good too. They take pretty good care of the floor. They have a Sunday morning practice before the regular session.
Yes, I'm familiar with Champions, especially their ART skaters. Very nice rink. Almost went there, but that rink was a bit farther for me.
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Old August 17th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #549
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Yes, I'm familiar with Champions, especially their ART skaters. Very nice rink. Almost went there, but that rink was a bit farther for me.
A bit far? I drive from Livingston to skate there now. An hour and 15 minutes but still the best place to skate in the Houston area. Everything closer to me is too small( Livingston, Humble), too rough (Livingston), slippery(Splendora) or too wavy(Lufkin). So I only skate locally when I have to. Seems like rink managers/owners just don't have the money to improve their rinks. Last time I was in Humble the floor was very tight, nothing you can do about it being small, the building is small. Same with Livingston, small, but sometimes grippy for cement. Three pushes in the turns, one in the middle and into the next turn.
Once things cool off a bit, finally going to skate outdoors. There are some descent areas here for skating outdoors here.
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A bit far? I drive from Livingston to skate there now. An hour and 15 minutes but still the best place to skate in the Houston area. Everything closer to me is too small( Livingston, Humble), too rough (Livingston), slippery(Splendora) or too wavy(Lufkin). So I only skate locally when I have to. Seems like rink managers/owners just don't have the money to improve their rinks. Last time I was in Humble the floor was very tight, nothing you can do about it being small, the building is small. Same with Livingston, small, but sometimes grippy for cement. Three pushes in the turns, one in the middle and into the next turn.
Once things cool off a bit, finally going to skate outdoors. There are some descent areas here for skating outdoors here.
I have to drive to the rink 4-5 days a week. So yeah, a bit far.
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Old August 17th, 2014, 09:31 PM   #551
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I am so jealous of you Houston Skaters:
Spring Skatepark. Largest in the Nation.

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Old August 18th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #552
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never been there... Lol
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Old August 18th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #553
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A bit far? I drive from Livingston to skate there now. An hour and 15 minutes but still the best place to skate in the Houston area. Everything closer to me is too small( Livingston, Humble), too rough (Livingston), slippery(Splendora) or too wavy(Lufkin). So I only skate locally when I have to. Seems like rink managers/owners just don't have the money to improve their rinks. Last time I was in Humble the floor was very tight, nothing you can do about it being small, the building is small. Same with Livingston, small, but sometimes grippy for cement. Three pushes in the turns, one in the middle and into the next turn.
Once things cool off a bit, finally going to skate outdoors. There are some descent areas here for skating outdoors here.
The best place to skate in Houston? I doubt it...but you knew what you were doing when you typed that.
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The best place to skate in Houston? I doubt it...but you knew what you were doing when you typed that.
Lol, maybe I should qualify that statement..... It is home for me. I skate as hard as or as easy as I want to. I do regulate my speed according to traffic and mini land mines. Of all the rinks I have skated, it provides me with a good balance of features. Others may not care for it though... Oh well..
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