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Thinking of trying a backyard ice rink?

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Looking ahead

With a mere 108 days until the official start of winter, it seems fair to ask.

What sort of season will it be for building backyard ice rinks?

Last winter was pretty much a no-show in the Spokane area. Maybe 2012-13 will be different.

Care to offer a prediction?

That kid in goal really needs to move out and cut down the angles. 

Thinking about backyard ice skating

Several years ago during winter, a half dozen or so readers were kind enough to invite me to come skate on their backyard ice rinks.

One of my hosts noted that my hopscotching visits reminded him of “The Swimmer.”

In that John Cheever story and a movie based on it, a troubled suburbanite declares his intention to swim home by going pool by pool.

That came to mind because I was thinking about swimming pools. But it was a happy reverie to flash back to cooling memories of those Spokane ice rinks.

Winter preview: Backyard ice rinks

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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