This could be a good pond hockey year! The stagnant water had already froze once this winter. The thaw may have taken away any ice, but the water has remained very cold. With the upcoming week+ of single/low double digit highs and subzero lows combined with 35 degree +/- water, there should be plenty of natural rinks all over the Northeast. I'll be dulling my skates and making some new shinny boxes this week with hopes of skating next week!