Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Skate Away




I have been waiting all winter for enough snow and cold air to take this picture. I orginally put the rink up in early December. Back then we had about one week of cold weather so we were able to skate a few times. Then it got warm and we didn't get to use the rink for almost a month. Thanks to the plastic liner I was able to keep much of the water contained and as a result we had ice a week before the city rinks. However, last week the temperature dipped enough that we were able to maintain a solid sheet of ice. Sunday night we got about 6 inches of snow that will hopefully stick around for a while. So, if you're in the area, stop by and have a skate.

5 comments:

Sophia said...

Ah, Minnesota memories. That looks like fun.

Rainman said...

Found you through Superstar.

Brings back memories of playing hockey on the Canal behind my house from dusk to dawn as a kid.
Hated shoveling the rink but it wasnt so bad on skates.

Sven said...

Rainman: Thanks for stopping by. The pond I used to skate on in now completely covered with cattails due to all the phosphorus runoff from the nearby housing development. I will never forget chopping holes in the ice so we could scoop out the koi and use them for pucks.

Kids are mean.

mollymcmo said...

that is awesome that rink, my man would be so jealous :)

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heartinsanfrancisco said...

When I lived on Christmas Lake, Excelsior, MN, my kids used to go out on the ice with snow shovels and brooms to make a skating rink.

It's great that you were able to make it so smooth. You're building wonderful memories for your children.