Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Algonquin Ice conditions for December 16

The freezing rain on Sunday night did wonders for the ice... Surprise lake is now ideal for skiing,snowshoeing and skating ! Here are a few more shots from last week:

Dave, Matt and Tyson on a Surprise lake ski

John, Dave, Tyson amd Matt on the double snowshoe lookout

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Team Langford!

The Langford line of Ben, Ana and John were ripping up the ice with smooth passing and shinny on the lake over the Easter weekend. March Break is great for skating at the Algonquin Cottage Outpost. With sunny days to melt the ice , the lake's surface freezes overnight providing nature's version of the "flood". Whether it be polishing off the hockey skills or enjoying a relaxing game by the fire- winter's final few weeks are a great time to be in Algonquin!

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Saturday, December 27, 2003

Ice skating during the Christmas Holidays

After some fun and festive days celebrating Christmas in Toronto, we left this morning to head up to the Cottage Outpost for some Christmas Holiday winter fun. We arrived around lunch and were welcomed with brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures around -1c.. Ben and Ana were immediately jumping through the snow down towards the lake. They came running back to tell Eva and I to come down to the “rink”. When we caught up to them, we discovered that James and Abby have outdone themselves and have shoveled a massive rink!
Thank you guys !!

The ice could not be more perfect. The warm sun had created a flooding effect and the rink was like glass. I tied Ben’s skates up and he took off like he has been skating all his short 4 year old life !! Ana at 2 is not yet stating yet so we put her on my shoulders and Eva, Ben, Ana and I skated around and around. The temperature continued to rise and soon a massive mist was heading across the lake. In seconds we were skating “in the clouds”. We took off the skates and walked around in the mist ! It was really bizarre.. here we are at 3pm and you can’t t see 10 feet in front of you!

Later that night, James and Trevor brought our Log Cabin trip over for a torch lit skate. The night was mild with amazing stars and the sound of skates on ice. What better way to celebrate the Christmas holidays than to skate on a beautiful Algonquin lake!

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Sunday, July 13, 2003

Canadian Pond Hockey Championship

For all you hockey players who have been dying to get a chance to play outside - the Canadian Pond Hockey Championship is coming to Huntsville. Two dates - Jan 26 - 28, 2007 for the young men who are in peak shape and Feb 2- 4, 2007 - for the 35 plus gang. Go to the Canadian Pond Hockey web site to register.

To get your shinny skills to tournament level, come north for a weekend at the Cottage Outpost where we have an authentic lakeside rink shovelled from Christmas through to March.

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