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Old December 31st, 2009, 07:19 PM   #121
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I understand that flashes can be somewhat bright and in certain cases a little blinding but correct me if I'm wrong but don't most of your rinks have strobe lights, beacons, scanners, projectors, etc. that are constantly flashing? Flashing lights are all part of the atmosphere!
I'm not looking directly into the strobe lights, beacons, and other items. The flashes are at eye level.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 08:08 PM   #122
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I understand that flashes can be somewhat bright and in certain cases a little blinding but correct me if I'm wrong but don't most of your rinks have strobe lights, beacons, scanners, projectors, etc. that are constantly flashing? Flashing lights are all part of the atmosphere!
Lights at rinks are typically ceiling- or wall-mounted, though. Not directly in your eyes. There's a big difference there. Other than people who are there for the first time (espeically the really little ones), I've never seen anyone, young or old, look directly into the rinks' strobes.

I love the lights at the rink because they're done (at least somewhat) safely.

Hate the parents who feel the need to document every millimeter their kid rolls.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:15 PM   #123
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I'm not looking directly into the strobe lights, beacons, and other items. The flashes are at eye level.
This is true. I see both sides of it. I do photography and video at the rinks I go to so that may be why I'm defending one side a little more than the other.

I do feel you guys on what you're saying though.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 02:28 PM   #124
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How about no heat? Now that it's winter time I'm noticing more and more rinks don't have heat. I hate skating with a heavy coat on.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:09 PM   #125
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How about no heat? Now that it's winter time I'm noticing more and more rinks don't have heat. I hate skating with a heavy coat on.
The main rink I go to keeps the heat down (though they do have it) because we skaters get too hot if the heat's up too high.

It was freezing when we got in there yesterday, but it only took a couple songs until we were at the consession stand in desperate need of a nice, cool drink.

NO heat would suck...but having it cranked up even to only 70 or so, skaters wouldn't be able to enjoy themselves because it would be too hot to skate. Most of the parents (who don't skate) complain about the temp. in the winter.

On the other hand, our rink doesn't have AC, just 2 fans. One industrial fan off the floor near the skate rental area, the other one leads outside and pulls in the cooler air which is located in the rink wall "on" the floor. During the summer it's hot as oven as soon as you walk in, so most of us park ourselves in front of the industrial fan for a song or two throughout the session.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 06:33 PM   #126
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Yesterday I skated at a rink that I had not been in for approximately 2 months. In the past they had kept this rink very dark for nearly the entire session. I was happily surprised by the fact that the lights were kept on for the majority of the session. This made a very pleasant skating experience!

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