I love ice skating more than inline skating but in Spain we don´t have a lot of ice rinks. But one thing that we have are the Pyrenees that are full of amazings landscapes and small lakes (we call it "Ibón"). It is not normal find a lake in such good condition to skate as they are usually covered with snow and also the temperature is not as cold as in other countries were they can safely ice skate.
The video was shot in "Ibón de Plan" is also called "Basa de la Mora" in the Aragonese Pyrenees and as you can see there are very few hours of sunlight.
To skate safely on this lake I went there several summers to view areas where water covers less . And that's where this video is recorded . I also recommend testing the thickness of the ice before starting.
The cracks in the ice can also be a problem if you skate on them .
I recommend being very careful skating on lakes, do not skate for the first time in your life on a lake, you must know more than basics. Usually there is not flat ice, go with someone who has been several times and go in the summer to check the depth of the water. Is not like an ice rink, the cracks can pose a big problem, if you break something in the mountains in winter the rescue can´t arrive as quickly as in a city. Also winter in the mountains means really cold nights.
Shot wiht Go Pro Hero 3+
Music: Odesza How Did I Get Here
Although I’m looking forward to spring/summer, I’ll be sad to see our backyard rink go. It’s been another great winter for outdoor skating and my two boys took full advantage. Despite getting his butt kicked by his older brother, my youngest son’s skating drastically improved over the last 3 months. No children were harmed during the filming of this video. Thanks to my wife Kelli for helping me shoot this past weekend and for putting up with my non-stop camera obsession. In this (quick cut style) video, either a person, object or thing is centered in every scene. Here’s a whole bunch of good ol’ Canadian hockey in under one minute. Crank it up on a good sound system or use headphones for a better overall viewing experience.
Shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Camera, edited with FCPX and coloured with DaVinci Resolve.
More than half the homes on Lake Lotawana belong to “weekenders” who only visit during summer. This is what the rest of us do after they leave.
Lake Lotawana will also be the primary location for our first feature film that we've already begun shooting! Find out more information about the film at LotawanaMovie.com
We actually had no plans of creating this video. But rather, since it was the first weekend of solid ice in 2015, we simply picked up a camera, walked down to the dock, strapped on our skates and joined the other lake rats already enjoying the brilliant weather. Then a couple days later, we realized it's been a while since our last home video and decided to throw a quick edit together. Let us know what you think!