Friday, December 7, 2018

'Tis the Season...

Workers construct the ice skating rink in Campo San Polo last Friday, while, at left,  a small colony of orange plastic sea lions await their opportunity to aid the unsteady upon the ice go ice skating in Campo San Polo. At least it will be beginning tomorrow.

Lacking much chance to practice, I suspect the vast majority of Venetians are no better at ice skating than they are at driving (at which they are reputed to be very bad indeed). But the absence of expertise never shows any sign of lessening anyone's enjoyment of the latter activity--and, unlike the former, almost never poses any danger to innocent bystanders or property.

The small rink will stay up through the end of Carnevale.


  1. Do you know if they have skate rentals? I'll be visiting in January and would love to skate in such a beautiful campo.

    1. They most definitely have skate rentals, Gail, and, yes, it's a very nice place to skate (or try to, in the case of some of us). Here's more info on the hours and rates: