Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saturday Evening Publics

Most rinks have Friday and Saturday publics. There's sometimes a DJ, but mostly it's just loud pop/rock/rap/whatever music with (usually) lowered lights, and (sometimes) something like a disco ball.

What the rink makes it sound like in their ads:

What it's really like

Just in case you're wondering if it's worth going to for practice: probably not. Take your girl/boyfriend and squeal and grab her/him a lot. You'll fit right in.


  1. I hear ya! I finally went to a Friday night public session just a few weeks ago. Not worth the time and effort at all. It was too dark to see any glitches in the ice, too noisy to hear myself think, and too crowded to practice anything. Half an hour there was enough for me. Won't be doing that again!

    1. I once asked someone if it was worth coming in on weekend nights in the summer (thinking it would be empty), but was told it was full of a 'tough crowd' and they had to hire off-duty police to keep the fights down.

  2. Weekend evening freestyle = 10th level of hell