We've had an ice rink in our back yard for about 16 years. The first one was about an 8' square when our son was 4. It grew little by little to its present size, 40'x70'. It's a lot of work to get it set up and then maintain it through the winter but it provided hours of hockey fun for the kids year after year. My husband never minded the work and as the kids got older they helped him out. The living room was the dressing room. The picnic table would be cleared off so there was a place to sit and put on skates and to hold the snacks and hot chocolate for the hungry skaters. Unfortunately the past few winters have been too warm to set it up. This year we've had the cold but constant snow prevented ice once again. However, our son is still finding a way to use it. He used the snow blower on half of it and that left an icy surface good enough to at least go out and take shots. During rest of the year it doubles as a basketball/tennis court.
11-22-17 Thankful - I'm thankful that I'm not a turkey. :)
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