Grooving at California’s Most Retro Roller Rink

– [Dominic] It’s a rarity to go to a rollerskating rink and find live music there. – [Narrator] Most other roller rinks have gone digital. But head to Southern California, and you’ll find one of the last remaining rinks to employ a live organ player. (funky music) – My name Continue Reading

Using Math to Skate On Thin Ice

– [Marten] The ice is typically around 5 centimeters when I skate on it. That sound you hear is actually a combination of two sounds. It’s the sounds from cracks striking beneath me and the vibrations within the ice plate itself. It sounds like it’s something super sonic. (bright upbeat Continue Reading

What It Feels Like to Fly off a Mountain on Skis

(haunting music) – [Sarah] When I go down the slope, it takes me three seconds to get from zero to 60 miles an hour. (dramatic music) (skis whooshing) I honestly can’t explain what it feels like, even after 15 years of doing the sport. My name is Sarah Hendrickson, and Continue Reading

The Civil Rights Era Roots of Roller Skating

– [Narrator] How would I describe the vibe of Cascade on a Sunday night? You would see 500, 800, 1,000 people in the facility. You have this culture that has been created, and it’s just growing out of control. And you don’t really experience that anywhere else but here. (upbeat Continue Reading

No Roads, No Cars, Just Boats

– [Narrator] Today’s journey takes us to the Dutch town of Giethoorn. Giethoorn is just like any normal town. With one exception, roads. They don’t have them. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] And boats, lots of boats. – [Narrator] That’s Jan, one of the town’s resident boat builders. He’s known for Continue Reading