The zamboni cleaning the skating rink in the middle of town ~ on my way to work in the morning I stopped to take some photos. I love the rink ~ even though I never learned to ice skate. I love it because it gives a beating heart of community to this touristy town. I see neighbours as well as visitors all enjoying this quintessentially Canadian activity. Every time I see the rink I smile. Games of shinny, new little skaters hanging on to chairs being pulled around the rink as they take to the ice for the first time, couples swooping and gliding, and late night skates under a brilliant moon...ah love the mountain winters.