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The Simple Joy of Community Skating...And Some Shoveling

I took a break from working on the website and some family health issues, and from photos and video of the US Figure Skating Championships, to read this nice story of a day out at a new rink...in a snow storm. There's a balance of thoughts on the rink and the money and the goals, but really, to me, it sounds like the start of something beautiful in Toronto. Community and physical activity often amplify each other well. If you have a minute, read this journal entry of the brand new shovel and brand new skating rink. 

Skate Across Toronto: The best $9.99 the National Post ever spent - National Post -

Location

Sherbourne Commons Skating Rink
140 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2R6
Canada
43° 39' 21.9168" N, 79° 22' 12.2844" W
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Legally Blind Hockey Player Plans Inline Skate from Toronto to Vancouver for Charity in 2009

They told Mark DeMontis he'd never play hockey again. They were wrong. Now he's planning to skate across most of Canada this summer, despite being legally blind, all for charity, to help others like him enjoy skating and life.

DeMontis was a triple-A hockey player in Toronto with hopes of an NCAA scholarship when he was diagnosed with Leber's optic neuropathy, an eye disease that left him legally blind at age 17.

Location

Toronto, Ontario
Canada
43° 40' 12.8388" N, 79° 23' 12.318" W
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Nice writing, Rollerblades as Emblem

I know my world. Well, sort of. I think (therefore I think I am) I know a very small portion of it.

One thing I love is to read a nice, clear, brief piece of writing that takes me just a bit into someone else's world, to the overlapping edge of theirs and mine, perhaps. If it's written with some balance, fairness, gentleness and love, so much the better. If it sees the frustrations but seeks peace with them, nice. If it catches the enormous spark kapow importance of a pair of skates, even though it's a passing mention, yeah! Thanks to Chloe Tse for a few nice minutes of reading. It's a different world from mine, and that's why I liked listening in at the next table (via the web) for a moment.

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A Couple of Canadians Betting on the Horses...Err...Short Track Speedskaters

Here's a ramble through a few things from a sports writer who keeps meeting women who say they prefer men, with a brief mention of an incident that happened at a short track speedskating race, and a guy from London, Ontario, who kept asking until he found his hook.
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