Ice skating party on the saale meadows

Ice skating party on the saale meadows

"We have created the conditions that interested people can skate on a secured flat", informed the deputy commander of the hammelburg fire department, walter emmert. The fire department flooded the meadow already in the first week of february and released it – under supervision – for the sportive amusement.
"Since there were already many skaters last sunday, this time we garnished the whole thing with a small party", reported emmert. From 17 o’clock there was music, mulled wine, tea and sausages and with the fall of the dammerung also run under floodlight. This was made possible by a light giraffe, which is used in serious cases to illuminate accident scenes. The volunteer fire department offered a total of 15 volunteers. They made themselves available as security guards, to cook gluhwein or to grill sausages.
The fire department has provided ice-skating rinks in the past, for example for an ice disco. Emmert, however, would prefer the ice rink to be located closer to the parking lot, i.E. On the bleaching lawn. That’s why he wants to talk to mayor ernst stross, because the place had to be leveled. "The way the pitch is now, the water was running away", he says.
"Winter fun as a permanent fixture in the cold season would not be bad", says a mother from the city center, who already took advantage of the opportunity the weekend before with her happily sliding children. With a view of the nearby saale, she says: "here you can leave the children alone, because they are under supervision.
In any case, walter emmert of the fire department was pleased with the attendance. "The children and the parents are enthusiastic. Occasionally, even walkers come by to drink a gluhwein", is pleased the warmly wrapped fireman, who intends to offer the ice skating surface also on the carnival weekend. "Provided the weather plays along", he notes.
The gag, skating under floodlight, saw more visitors around the warming fire barrels than on the ice. At minus 12 degrees and below, a heiber of tea or a gluhwein comes in handy for many and small groups form around the warming squares where people with red noses and ears hold an ice talk-in. "You have to be able to freeze sometimes, too", said one of the bystanders "laughing coldly".