Ice Skating on a Frozen Tarn

29 10 2012



With no fresh snow and colder than usual temps, it’s made for ideal ice skating conditions. Sunday, I got invited to go with a group on a hike to ice skate on a frozen ice tarn in Eagle River. I’ve been so appreciating this 10+ day stretch of sunny, clear weather! But, can’t wait for the snow in the forecast at the same time…..

I love checking out all the interesting designs frozen in the lake.

Our view from the tarn. The warm sun on the mountains reflect some pink/orangish hues onto the lake, with some skaters in the background.

A crystal clear piece of ice sitting on top of the frozen tarn.

Dan skating past some older blade marks frozen in the ice.



Ice, Ice, Baby

19 01 2011

Yes, I have figure skates. I’m a girl 🙂

It’s been freeze-your-butt off cold in Southcentral Alaska. At or below zero. For a very long time. The upside is it’s been stunningly beautiful with sunny, clear skies and hoarfrost coating the trees. With no new snow (yet) this year, Dan and I decided to go ice skating on Potter’s Marsh-something I’ve always wanted to do. First, we went on Sunday night in the dark with our headlamps. The designs in the ice were so cool, we quickly decided to take a long lunch on Monday so we could see and photograph them in the daylight.

Bubbles trapped in the ice.

Dan taking photos.


Dan skating circles around me on his nordic blades. My figure skates can’t compete 😦

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