Category Archives: Ice

Big Ballroom

The rain and warmth (again) gave way to a(nother) cold snap. I let it solidify a couple days and finally couldn’t stand looking at the sheeny-shiny anymore.  Almost perfect conditions. A fair bit of creaks and groans the first few … Continue reading

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Lake Ice

All is proceeding as I have forseen. Warm up, followed by rain and wind, followed by more cold. Left it to freeze a day or two, probably should have waited a while longer for safety’s sake, but since they are … Continue reading

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Lake Pointe Skate Pointe

Checked out the upper lake and lo and behold, the wind had cleared off the snow close to  shore in a nice path. Chopped a couple test holes and both showed about 4 inches of ice. Laced up the skates … Continue reading

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Proof Of Life

Firing up the Lake Pointe Skate Report for the season. Lower lake froze first a few days ago, upper lake took a couple more days. Froze, but then was almost immediately covered with fallen snow. No chance for glass ice/ballroom … Continue reading

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Windy Walk

Record high temps (for February, anyway) and high winds prompted an afternoon hike through that old standby, Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Most of the snow has disappeared but the swamps were still frozen under a thin layer of meltwater. … Continue reading

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