Currier and Ives – Skating on the Pond
Skating on the new rink on the Lyme Green
Growing up in Canada, winter was a busy time. We would come home from school, grab our skates and off we would go to the rink – every school maintained a skating rink. We would skate or play hockey until dusk, oblivious to the cold. One hundred and fifty years ago, Currier and Ives romanticized the iconic scene with the lithograph, Skating on the Pond and last week a local, Peter Tenney, photographed the skating activity on the Lyme Green. The clothing has changed but the enjoyment has not. For those skating and hockey aficionados you can venture over to Lake Morey and take a turn or two on their maintained 5000 meter skating track – it is better to rent a pair of Nordic skates. Or if hockey is in your blood then the Lake Morey Pond Hockey Tournament, February 7 & 8, 2014 may be your cup of hot chocolate. Breakfast on the Connecticut
is only minutes away from Lake Morey and the skating activities. You know, water is not only for drinking and swimming – when frozen, so many avenues of enjoyment open up.