Originally Posted by sitinur
Sorry if its a little descriptive. I'm pretty used to some disturbing gore imagery, and sometimes I forget about the fact that it still runs a shiver up peoples backs depending on whats said. xD But yeah. It was like this maze-like bendy area where you twisted corners on the ice and swerved around and stuff, and theres even a banister on the side where you could hold onto if you were perhaps a little iffy about it. You really had to get some motion going up it because all the time, your slowly going uphill, by a difference of two-to-three metres in vertical height, until you end the whole little trip that goes into a full dropping ice hill, over a good seven metres in length and good enough that even standing and not kicking off, you get one helluva speed simply standing and sliding down it.
Again though, there is a banister at either side of the hill, if your worried or unsure. Albeit the hill area is WIDER, but this was because it was popular and people made it really popular. If people didn't enjoy the feeling, they should stay against the banister. They should pay attention, and not need a warning sign for every little thing. It's common, human, sense.
Signs are for ants.
Since some people might be disturbed by my description, I'll put this in Spoiler tags so you dont HAVE to read it. Hope this is allowed. It's for the best intentions. <3
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Anyway, she fell, and whatever way she fell, I think it took off most of her fingers on the one hand. I was at the bottom of the hill at the time, and I could still see her thumb, but I seen a nail that LOOKED like a thumbnail. It was too wide to be a normal nail, I think. Whether it was torn off or cut off, I couldn't make out. The rest of the fingers were either folded or out straight when she fell, so when the skate went over her hand, it either took off a whole finger, or clipped joints, and took only say, the tops of other fingers. Flakes of skin cut off and stuff. It was pretty bloody horrifying. There was a single red line where the guy's skate had slid the entire length of the hill. The place had a lot of blood at the top of the hill, and they had it all quardoned off when the hospital guys came and wrapped her up. If its any consolation, they got to her quite quickly, so I'll bet they were able to work with her, and whatever was cut off.
People work miracles.
/end horror story
I have a problem stopping too. Trouble is, I'm also an adrenaline junkie. If I'm not going more than 30 miles an hour on the ice rink, then it isn't fun. xD I recognise I'm asking for an accident myself, but I'm pretty diligent. I'm always alert about whats around me, and I dont go flying round blind spots or past corners or stuff like that. That's just dumb. If I want to go really fast, I stay in the centre circle of the main square area of the main ice rink. Beginners will obviously be on the outer sides, where the banisters are. That's the way the rinks designed, after all.
We have a small Sea Life centre in Blackpool in Britain. I LOVE it, every time I'm there I make sure to visit it. I love patting the stingrays, their so cute when they poke their faces out of the water and flap their wings at you. I like watching the sea horses (my mom REALLY wants some of these, but the cheapest seahorses in the pet trade stand at £200 just now each, and their VERY fragile, and die VERY easily.) and the octopi/cuttlefish.
I love ocean animals, it's very rare I get to sea any of them. <-- Hahaha, I made joke. xD -Blows the foghorn of corny joke-ness-
One of my dreams is to see dolphins. To actually meet one of them and pat it. People, as much as they think their smart, really still underestimate them. Orca's are nice too, but I think their a little more vicious. I've heard of 'accidents' happening during shows with Orca's. Only thing is, you'll generally find the human gives them the wrong sign or something in any case. S'just a dolphin is generally more warm-hearted in behaviour and will forgive a lot easier than an Orca will. An orca's a designed predator, it isn't as playful, or really, to be honest, even as social as most dolphins.
(Ironic, because in truth, I'm certain that Orca's are, infact, more related to dolphins than whales, despite being called "Killer Whales".)
You should enjoy your trip! ^__^ I'd love to be going! Those places are awesome. I just wish we had orca's and dolphins on show here. We just have LOADS and LOADS of sharks.