November has arrived.  

It is time to start thinking about ice.  I will be having a first skated on indoor ice later this morning. .  

The following are a couple of links.  

Dave Dermott sent a link to a Swedish video with English subtitles on the use of test poles for checking ice for Nordic Skating.

Click here for a link to Martin Ajne on skating technique.  It is all in Swedish but it is pretty easy to figure out. . Click here for another link showing proper technque with subtitles.