The pleasures of skating outdoors

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Photo: Alec Roberts

Alec and Grandad in 1938

Last Thursday I skated on the 400-meter Gaetan Boucher oval in Sainte-Foy on a sunny winter’s day just perfect for the sport. On my first circuit I noticed a stretch of ice on the outside of one of the curves that was untouched by skate grooves, the other skaters having apparently veered away from it to cut the corner short.