Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Too Rinky Dinky/ My World

Guerin's Ice Palace

I didn't make the name up. This is really called Guerin's Ice Palace.

No one was skating the day I took this photo (yesterday, Sunday). Saturday we had our "January Thaw." Yep, a few days weeks late and much, much too short. Everything turned to mush in the heat warmth (7°C or 44°F) but by Sunday was beginning to freeze over. I bet the ice will be smooth less bumpy when skaters are allowed back on the pond.

As you can see by the red-framed nets, this is a rink for playing hockey, a place for would-be Wayne Gretzkys to play and live the Canadian dream.

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50 comments:

Jarart said...

Looks like a Christmas card!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! I really like these.

Kerri said...

Fabulous!!

Small City Scenes said...

What a neat place. I need the red cart---just ship it down my way. I do love ice scating. When I was 15 I went to a local all guys hockey practice (at night) and I had so much fun and the guys pushed me all over the ice (indoors)---I was the only girl there and of course I never told my mother---but it was all in fun. MB

Ferreira-Pinto said...

This is quite unique ... the green gives it a special touch!

see you there! said...

The bits of color stand out so much against the snow. That red sleigh makes my heart pitter patter.

Darla

Linnea W said...

What a scene. It looks too good to be true. Your MM shot is awesome, too. Enjoy the week.

BJ Roan said...

It seems a little small for a palace to me, but love the splash of red in the shot.

Tricia said...

If it wasn't for the patch of melted snow right in front of The Ice Palace, that would be the perfect winter scene, complete w/ Santa's sleigh too!!!

judi said...

sleigh..shmay... that is a zamboni!

margie said...

i am so glad you came for a visit. for some reason i have not been able to find my bookmark of your site and for the life of me, notwithstanding that i live in ontario, i could not remember the name east gwillimbury. it was HOT on the weekend. people were wearing t-shirts outside! gotta love a canadian who thinks 7 degrees is spring.

Guy D said...

That pic pretty much sums up Canada this time of year. Its perfect.

Have a great week.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

WillThink4Wine said...

I love the sleigh parked in the first shot!

Carver said...

Great shots. It looks like a fun place to skate.

Louise said...

I'm shocked at the bare ground. Better late than never? It's tease, though, is it not?

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a Christmas card! and what a terrific shot! Love it! Thanks for sharing and have a good week!

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful place to be for a vacation! Thank you for showing.I wish we had some snow and ice again , because we had nice wintry weather in the beginning of January, and that was much healthuier than this rain.

John said...

What a neat place. Is this the home ground to Toronto Maple Leafs ;)

ewok1993 said...

Your photos are postcard shots. I'm glad you're seeing an end to your winter.

Mojo said...

Guerin as in Billy Guerin? I guess the natural zamboni action of a slight thaw would smooth things out some... not gonna shave it down that way, but the ruts ought to fill in nicely.

antigoni said...

Great place. Beautiful palace and i liked the royal coach next to the palace.

SandyCarlson said...

We are having the thaw. We had ice fishermen tempting fate yesterday. Silly men!

Great shot.

fishing guy said...

EG: What a neat look at the skating rink.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

nice shot...yes it warmed up here to 60 degrees yesterday and saturday...so nice i had to get out and canvas the countryside :)
have a good week.

imac said...

Love these shots of the ice also the shed too.

mountain.mama said...

Looks like a vacation destination to me! Great pictures of an unusual site.

PERBS said...

I love it! It looks like a wodnerful recreation area for kids of all ages! Reminds me of when I was a child in Idaho, the water department always frowze their back lawn so we could ice skate FREE!

Susan said...

That's a thaw? (Wow...)

I love the Palace. Beautiful pictures!

starnitesky said...

Lovely shot , I like the red sleigh showing some colour on the snow.

Janie said...

The red cart looks cheery. I love the way you did your cross-out editing. Made me laugh.

Babooshka said...

This really is another world to me. Not even a frozen puddle here. Could be a picture postcard.

Susie of Arabia said...

These shots are really charming. I really love the first one - it almost looks black and white except for the small areas of red and green. The ice in front of the building is awesome. Great pics.

Kris said...

So is this normally on an island?

Ruth said...

I love the photo, from the red sleigh to the hockey nets...so Canadian. I am hoping it stays colder as we are going to Winterlude in Ottawa on the weekend. I don't want the canal to look like this pond!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great post: the January thaw fascinates me, it's one of our unsolved meteorological mysteries.

mannanan said...

What a rather odd but fantastic looking place. Great photos. Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of us.

Wren said...

What fun to have an outdoor skating place. Ours are all inside, and very artificial.

Shammickite said...

Another great picture.... doncha just love all the variable weather that a canadian winter can provide????

Neva said...

I like the name....and what a cute little place to go and skate....

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What an adorable little place, so funny it's known as a Palace!

Becky and Gary said...

Cool, cool shot. I love it!
Our weather the same.Maybe a T-storm on Wednesday! Not so cool this time of year!
B.

auringonkukka finland =) said...

nice pictures and landscapes of country! nice week!

auringonkukka finland =) said...

nice pictures and landscapes of country! nice week!

Esther Garvi said...

What a charming place! I love how you presented it with such tenderness. It really made me want to visit!

Warm greetings from Africa,
Esther

GrandmaKathleen said...

Very picturesque and looks like my world too. We have many ice places to skate however none with quite a lovely name as "ice palace"

KOSTAS said...

Very good photographs.
The landscape appears so much quiet and beautiful in first that I like more a lot!
Marvellous post!

ViennaDaily said...

Oh, was that a real sled? I think it is! Love that its red, winter wonderland! Beautiful!

Tink *~*~* said...

SUCH a palace! I glimpsed a little red in there, must be your Ruby Tuesday post too!

Tink *~*~*
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Leanne said...

Oh that made me smile...I love the seating around the palace.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Brilliant photos. Really exceptional.

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