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January 6, 2016

Speed Demons, Fun Lovers, And Then There Is This One…

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I learned that the skating rink that was open during the Dutch Christmas and New Year school holidays in Loosduinen is actually rather special.

The tent, equipment and skates apparently cost Euro 50.000,–  to rent for the holiday period but the cost was mostly borne by the federation of business owners in the Loosduinen shopping centre complex.

The local Scouting group stand to gain fifty percent of the profits made but they had to provide the staff to run the skate hire, rink management and the catering too.

There were no shortages of skaters who also made orders for hot chocolate and coffee from what I saw, so I hope that this partnership was a successful one.

The idea of course was that the rink would draw in the members of the public who would also stop off to do their Christmas shopping, pick up groceries and frequent the shops nearby whilst they were in the area. That part of the plan actually worked because I picked up three Christmas gifts walking back to the car. The business community would not have to provide valuable staff, the scouting group could work hard and also benefit financially. Of course I didn’t just take photographs of the general skaters. some of them were so wonderful that they got their own close ups… here is to the speed demons, the learners and almost everyone having fun…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Sometimes you have to be pointing the camera in just the right direction at just the right time…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Ok, there always one kid who looks like they think they have better places to be…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

1 Comment »

  1. I LOL’ed for the last gal – she definitely did not want to be there! 😉

    Comment by Carrie — January 10, 2016 @ 6:25 pm | Reply


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