My dad and brothers made a rink this year in our backyard. it’s perfect. there’s been loads of snow this december, so there’s been a bit of upkeep. this is what the rink looked like last night before i cleared it.
And, here is what it looked like after 45 min of clearing. it felt good to be out there in the winter night, sliding and flinging snow all over the place…listening to Al Green on my ipod.
It also felt great to be on the ice. i still love to skate. long strides, making that deep crackling sound as the edge of my blades ride the ice.