So last night, I went ice skating with a friend. It was a good time. We had fun. We skated until we couldn’t anymore. We didn’t have to stop. The sky was clear. We skated outside which is a perfect place to enjoy the weather. We skated on a nice warm summer day, enjoying our friends, our bodies, our freedom. What a perfect way to end a cold, damp, gray, rainy, cold Saturday night.
Ice skating is one of the best outdoor activities that I can think of. I love the fact that ice skating is one of those things where you can skate outdoors like a normal person. I love the fact that I can skate for a few minutes, then walk away, knowing I have a clear path to the next rink, knowing I can return if I need to. And when you have to stop, you have a clear path to the next rink and some clean clothes.
And, as is this weekend, there are no rules. There are no rules, at all. It’s just a beautiful way to end the day.
The game that Ice skating Union Square was designed for has been played by over 4 million people in over 20 countries and it’s only gotten more popular over the years. It’s an ice rink that uses a simple but effective system of “flap-flap-flap” to let people skate. It’s a simple way to make sure that everyone gets a turn at the end of a skating session.
By the way, if you want to play Union Square, there is a free demo out there if you’d like to play with a friend.
The game works by having players skate the ice, creating obstacles, and then flipping each other over the ice to get a turn. It’s essentially a game of capture the flag – of making your way around the ice – but with a few changes. First, the ice surface is not always flat. Second, players are not always allowed to skate in the middle of the ice, but instead must skate along the edges of the ice. But it doesn’t stop there.
Its not just a game of capture the flag, though. The game adds an element of team play to make it more exciting. Each player has a special ability that they can use when they skate in the middle of the ice, but being limited to only one ability means that players can’t always rely on their teammates to save them – that’s a thing called a ‘team.
Although they can be limited to one ability, players can still work together to take down a Visionary or destroy a building, and it is possible to be in a team that has two different abilities. One player can take down a Visionary, while the other one can move a building in a different area. If they both save each other, a victory party is then thrown.
The game is about saving the team, but we can also play together to save the team. Players have to be smart in their actions to avoid these situations, and have to act as if they’re on a team because the team is not taking part in their own deaths.