Have any of you experienced a session of recreational skating that can best be described as a kind of "Roller Derby on ice?"
Several winters ago I frequently skated at a local rink and usually enjoyed their evening sessions. Sometimes, however, a large number of high school kids flooded the rink, and some of them, unfortunately, skated with little thought of safety and/or consideration for the other skaters. These kids, mostly
teenaged boys, played the "whip" at the corner of each end of the rink, raced in and out of people, cut into groups of other groups of people, ran into and knocked down people, etc. Two of them, while racing around the rink, slammed into me and knocked me down, hard, on my right hip. My hipbone swelled into an egg-sized black and blue bruise, and while there were no broken bones/fractures, it was pretty painful.
The rink did nothing to stop this type of dangerous behavior.
Frankly, I was pleased when the rink closed due to lack of business. Perhaps somebody else was knocked down and sued the rink.