In 1955 this group of Girl Scouts had an evening of ice skating in the backyard of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Taber on East 18th. The yard was flooded to create the rink. The scouts were from Troop 105, of which Mrs. Taber was the leader.
Skaters at Cannon Park took advantage of the winter freeze in January 1958.
Taking advantage of the cold weather in January 1962, skaters flocked to the flooded Cannon hill pond, one of several ponds that were maintained in Spokane by the parks department.
In Spokane, just about anybody can have a private skating rink, as Mrs. R.J. Hundhausen on Post Street proves in this February 1956 photo. Here Hundhausen, her children and some neighbors enjoy the ice they made possible when they flooded the backyard.
Young skaters take advantage of the ice at the Coliseum at the opening of a three-day-a-week summerlong program in this June 1955 photo.
Skaters take advantage of unusually smooth ice at Liberty Park in this January 1940 photo.
People ice skate on frozen Liberty Lake in January 1970.
Kids put on their skates before hitting the ice at Manito Park on Jan. 11, 1951.
Ice covered a low section of this wheat field on Highway 2 just west of Airway Heights in early February 1959. Snow gathered in the dip, then melted and finally froze over. Passing motorists stopped to take advantage of the smooth, ice-covered expanse.
The pond at Wandermere was frozen solid enough for ice skaters in January 1940.