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Ice skating on the North Coast, a rare treat

Seawolves hockey players bring their gear to Oliver Lake this week to play on the outdoor rink

A few Seawolves hockey players, and a friend, took advantage of the cold snap in Prince Rupert by taking their game to Oliver Lake.

With the All Native Basketball Tournament taking over the city’s arena, and with a day off from high school, the students grabbed their gear and drove out to a frozen Oliver Lake on Thursday, Feb. 15.

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Having consistent, below-zero temperatures isn’t a regular occurrence on the North Coast. On occasion, the lake freezes over enough for a day or two of skating. This year, people have had approximately ten days to play on the ice.

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Mitch Mann and Hayden Wilson, bantam rep Seawolves, test out their hockey skills on Oliver Lake, Thursday, Feb. 14. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Ethan Toye, midget rep Seawolves player, laces up his skates for another day on Oliver Lake. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Mitch Man, bantam Seawolves player, on Oliver Lake, Feb. 14, 2019. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)