For Christmas our Little Guy received a new pair of ice skates, a hockey stick and a puck. He was been very excited to get out on the lake an play some hockey. Well this has not been a very normal winter so far. The lake just froze over about a week ago. In the past the kid's have been able to make a rink and skate on the lake the week between Christmas and New Years when they are off from school. Not this year. He asked all weekend if the ice was ready for skating. Today they went down to check it out. Nope it is just not thick enough. Maybe next weekend if it stays cold.