— Geertje (@ikkomuitdrenthe) February 14, 2021
The Dutch, for whom ice skating is both a tradition and a weapon, know their craft well. This video from Amsterdam shows a man skating over too-thin ice and crashing into the cold water below. He’s one of many Dutchmen enjoying perfect urban skating weather right now.
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Breaking through the ice is no big deal. I suspect that he actually intended to crash (since he’s in a swimsuit) and views crawling out of the wintery waters as, at most, an annoyance rather than a life-threatening emergency. His bow, at the end, shows perfect aplomb.
-via Aaron Starmer