To freeze up water
The Rink Rats unite
Building thin layers of ice
Shifting through day and night.

A heavy hose is dragged
And water played
Over chilling concrete
Until the arena is made.

Soon, skaters will come
Shinny games will be good
Leaving carved out tracks
Until the next healing flood.

© J. Ashley Nixon

Dedicated to the Signal Hill Outdoor Arena Ice volunteers

For more images, see JAshleyNixon Photography

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