Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This is the week to flood the outdoor rink. This pic is from Big Sky Montana. Minnesota native Griff Kilby is out preparing the rink for the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA). BSSHA is entering their second year of outdoor hockey and broomball. The rink has been a huge success for the community. This year they added a Zamboni so the ice should be perfect after using the hose for a week to get a good base. This is the scene all over North America. The first outdoor ice is usually the first week of December so we are right on schedule. The Duluth area has over 20 outdoor rinks. They are all maintained by volunteers for local hockey associations and open to the public for skating, hockey, and broomball. Kids and adults are looking forward to jumping on the ice in the next few days. We should be skating outside by Saturday. Now if we only had some more snow. We have about 2 inches on the ground and the forecast looks cold, but snow is not in our immediate future. Hopefully you have snow in your area. Come on SNOW! I love winter.

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