During the cold weather period at the end of January I went ice skating at De Rotte twice. First on Thursday the 24th of January and the second time the next on Friday the 25th of January. I had never ice skated at De Rotte before, so for me it was really cool to be able to ice skate so close to home. Along the De Rotte river and lake there are several typical dutch windmills, together with the atmosphere on the ice it gave a special dutch feeling.
The local ice club removed the snow from the river and lake making a path of approximately 8,7 km. This track was in excellent condition so we used it multiple times on both days. The first day we skated two laps, amounting up to 17,4 km. On the second day we stayed a lot longer and ended up skating 42,4 km. On both days the weather was very nice, the sun was out and it was about -5 degrees.
These are some pictures of the first day, on this day the weather was at its best.
Bellow are some pictures of the second day:
Bellow you'll find a GPS track log of the track we skated at De Rotte:
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