Remus is great at figure skating.
When he was young, he used to go out skating a few days after his transformation, when he was still sore and bruised, to make the cold numb his pain. In the winter, he would skate in his family house’s backyard, on an ice surface his dad would make just for him, knowing what it meant. In the spring, summer and autumn, he would go to an indoor skating rink and hide all his scars and recent cuts under long clothing. He would skate in circles and move without purpose, just going around the rink and thinking. He used to skate only with hockey skates, but he lost them one day. It was a three days after the last full moon and he really wanted to go skating, but he couldn’t find his own pair of skates, and had to use his mother’s old pair of beige figure skates. They were weird to get used to, with a longer blade in the back and spikes in the front, but he was interested.
He now alternated between hockey and figure skates. At the indoor rink, a girl came up to him and told him he glided around really well in his figure skates, and she asked him if he had ever had lessons because she was hoping to get some.
They signed up for lessons together, and started competing when practicing, laughing and falling. After a few weeks and months, they were both getting the hang of it, skating gracefully, backwards and forwards, creating step sequences. Remus was surprisingly good at jumps, using his unusual, tall and lanky form to his advantage.
The girl he had met had to leave one day, but he remembered her as the girl who unintentionally introduced him to real figure skating. He remembered hugging her and watching her long red hair flutter behind her as she walked out of the arena for the last time. He saw her again a few weeks later, at Hogwarts, staring angrily at a boy with dark curly hair and glasses, grinning stupidly. A boy called James, who sat next to a long haired cute boy named Sirius, who he later discovered was an amazing hockey player.
OKAY, IF YOU ARE ESPECIALLY A VOTER IN UTAH COUNTY, PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE ICE SKATING RINK!!!
THIS IS WHERE WE HELD THE 2002 OLYMPICS GUYS, THIS PLACE HOSTS MULTIPLE GROUPS AND PEOPLE EVERY DAY, AND IT IS A RARE AND IMPORTANT PART OF OUR AREA!!!
These are reasons why the ice skating rink shouldn’t close, this is from a public document:
- With Countywide participation in figure skating, ice hockey, indoor soccer and public skating at
an all-time high, this is a terrible time to push the Arena’s existence to the brink.
-The Peaks Ice Arena has shown reduced operational subsidies every year.
- Significant improvements have been funded by users, Utah County and Provo City including the
ice refrigeration system, lighting, roofing and indoor turf. These investments should not be
wasted by walking away.
- The largest impacted group will be the youth of Utah County. Those wanting to continue
participation in skating, hockey and group events will have to leave Utah County on a daily basis.
These families pay taxes and vote in Utah County, so they expect services to be provided.
-Utah County walking away from tax payer investments in the Peaks Ice Arena is a waste of
public resources and the cooperative management agreement should be honored through the
life of the arena.
-Realistically, no other viable partners exist for Provo City, other that Utah County. Utah County
terminating this agreement essentially closes the Arena at its most successful point.
-When facilities and services are offered to Utah County residents, they become reliant on those
services. The decision for the Arena to exist was made by previous County and City leaders. As
the only ice arena in Utah County, this is their ONLY option for ice activities.
Polar Bear Youth Hockey: Only 25% of participants Provo residents
Peaks Adult Hockey League: Only 17% of team captains Provo residents
Learn to Skate: Only 36% of participants Provo residents
- Non-Provo residents should stress this facilities impact to them as a Utah County resident.
- The decision to back out of the agreement was made by the County Commissioners, who are
HERE ARE PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL:
County Commission Meetings are held every Tuesday at 9AM in the Commission Chambers in Room
1400 of the Utah County Administration Building (100 E Center St., Provo). There is time for public
comment at the end of each meeting.
HERE’S A VIDEO ABOUT OUR ICE SKATING RINK!!! It’s such a cool part of our community, please don’t let it go!!!
Now that Zo has moved into her own tiny home next door, JJ and Bo had some space again and decided to move their kitchen back indoors. I figured if such a thing were to actually happen, they probably wouldn’t rip out all the counters that had been there?? But I also didn’t want a bunch of random, empty counters stuck on the back of their house. So now it’s a gardening bench/home for orphan plants!
handy guide to san francisco for star trek fic writers
hey so san francisco is a strange and singular place. beneath the cut are some notes about its weather and other idiosyncrasies that could be useful for you if you write stories set in - or want to visit - this fine city.
but in good for gifsets news: pretty sure we’re gonna get arya in the godswood because of that promo clip where sandra is walking from the heart tree looking a bit off. 1$ says arya just called her ass out in front of the gods!!! killing it