A photo story by superfan Shannon G. of Maple Ridge, BC.
It only happens once and while, but for the past few days it happened. The temperatures dropped significantly and no snow fell! This made the lakes freeze beautifully smooth and clear--so clear you could see right through the ice!
The Maplelea kids all heard about this and so the messages started flying back and forth. Soon a play date on Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge, BC was organized—meet at the dock at 9am!
When they arrived, the lake was wonderfully crystal clear! Quickly the boots were off and the skates were on.
Leaving their boots behind, they quickly skated out on the ice.
The Maplelea kids looked down and noticed they could even see their reflections in the smooth ice!
The sun shone brightly and there were only two big skaters already on the ice. They moved quickly with their hockey skates and sticks, hitting a puck back and forth.
Danny and Theo started doing a little hockey practice of their own.
Taryn, who is already a pretty good figure skater, coached Brianne how to use her ballet skills to do an ice skating spin.
Saila, Charlsea, and Alexi skated together and talked about all the things that happened in their lives this week.
Charlsea demonstrated how she could skate backwards by angling her skates just right and then opening and closing her legs.
Canadian kids everywhere take great pleasure in skating outdoors on lakes, ponds and backyard ice rinks, and the Maplelea kids were no exception!
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