Anyone for ice skating?

As part of the (still taking shape) Brockley Design Festival, Hilly Fields tennis courts will be turned in to an ice rink (using synthetic ice) next month.

More details soon, but put the dates in your diary:

Saturday 19 November 12-7pm and Sunday 20 November 12-4pm

18 comments:

Mung Nimby said...

NNNOOOOOOOO

Jane Torville said...

YAYYY!!!

Bored and tired said...

@mung nimby, JEEZ, what on earth could your objection be to this fun, inclusive community initiative that lasts just TWO days? I for one think it sounds brilliant.

Brockley Jon said...

@Bored and tired, I think you may have fallen for one of our beloved trolls!

The ScienceBit said...

But what is this synthetic ice of which you speak?

Is it synthetically frozen ice or an alternate compound with similar properties to ice?

We need answers.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun... ill be there, falling over

Brockley Dogging Society - Research and Development Department said...

I'm afraid the formula is being kept under wraps until the Patent has been granted. It took Colin WEEKS to produce enough to cover a whole tennis court, we're not about to give the secret away. Those dastardly Chinese will pinch it and have a factory of cheap labour knocking out barrels of the stuff for pennies. Look what happened to the motor bike industry.

TM said...

Actually both Triumph and Norton are currently being manufactured in the UK....

TM again said...

From good old Wikipedia:

Synthetic ice is a solid polymer material designed for skating using normal metal-bladed ice skates. Rinks are constructed by interlocking panels. Synthetic ice is sometimes called artificial ice but that term is ambiguous, as it is also used to mean the mechanically-frozen skating surface created by freezing water with refrigeration equipment.

Hope that answers TSB

Anonymous said...

Why only 2 days?!? That's mad. There'll be huge queues, aggro and un-neighbourly thoughts! More days please!

Brockley Dogging Society - Branding and Marketing division. said...

Exactly TM, the UK bike industry now makes small numbers of a premium product. Colin too is limited in his output, it takes a special diet and periods of abstinance to get the unique blend of properties. Once the patent is secured we're hoping to get protected geographical status for it. The EU have only replied demanding not to receive any more samples but have not given us any indication of where our application is, but that's eurocrats for you.

If the chinese get hold of it they will turn out a poor quality generic version so tainting the brand. Colin is like a single estate wine, the chinese stuff will be like Lambrini.

Anonymous said...

Yay! But why oh why do I have to be pregnant the one year that ice skating is around the corner?

triple salchow said...

That sounds great; hope it can become an annual event.

Anonymous said...

@anaon 15:29 - "Yay! But why oh why do I have to be pregnant"

Why?!? I am sure you remember in case here is a reminder of how it works

http://ggerner.hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-Babies-Come-From-Funny-Answers-from-the-Mouths-of-Babes

Anonymous said...

Artificial ice skating is weird. It's basically sliding around on greasy plastic. Sort of fun, but sort of weird.

Wood for the trees said...

Can I bring my Staffy's and Pitbulls?

Bored and tired said...

Has anyone got any further info about this? Like, how much does it cost, do you have to book or just turn up and queue, what are they going to do if and when they are swamped with people, what's the situation with boot hire, will there be somewhere to leave bags etc...? It is 4 days away and the website is still under construction so I have no idea what this festival is about, which seems pretty odd.

Brockley Nick said...

I've asked for some more details along these lines. Hopefully have them for you shortly. Check back in tomorrow (which you should do anyway ;))

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