Cities Heritage Photography Poetry Sports

Let the ice begin

Ice makingTo 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.

Dedicated to the Signal Hill Outdoor Arena Ice volunteers

For more images, see JAshleyNixon Photography

Dr. J. Ashley Nixon is a documentary photographer, writer, filmmaker, and university teacher, with a Ph.D. in ecology. His exploration of people, places, and performance focuses on sustainability themes, music, dance, art & design, and sports.

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