It was a gala night time at the skating rink last night, and the bravery and beauty of the city paired off on runners and told their loves in innumerable hieroglyphics on frozen water. Occasionally a “brave” would sit down on the ice in contemplation of love’s melancholy, while his fair inamorata slid on into the affections or arms of another. We had no idea that we had so many expert skatorical champions and championnesses among us, and could but wonder at the many seemingly impossible feats performed.
Speaking of pedal extremities, “the biggest thing on ice” was the great feet of a certain newspaper reporter, who executed some of the most startling movements yet seen at the rink—such as throwing both heels over his head and sliding half round the rink on his left ear, picking up a section of snow and gas light with the small of his back, skating on one foot and the tip of his nose, and many other little novelties. . . . We understand that the skating rink is shortly to be supplied with a new appliance in the way of a third skate for new beginners. It is supplied with a rubber cushion, and is fastened to the small of the back.
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