January, a cold-hearted witch at times, slowly releases her grip today.
The ice at South Park has been fantastic for more than a week, almost a record. But this morning the top half inch was a slushy mess, and Curtis Creek skating is likely done for the year.
Despondent, I headed north to another favorite surface. This one is tucked back on the north side of town, and the quarter-inch crusty layer of snow kept it protected.
It's a beautiful thing, gliding around a large patch of ice, and a great workout to boot.
We'll see if it's any good tomorrow.
QND Trivia tonight. I've decided Rock A. Bye, Chuck Otte and I are the Dr. Johnny Fevers of our team.