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Skimming Over Ice – Strength Magazine – February, 1927

The reel ball is up: That means sport, fellows; and a keen sport it is, for girls as well as for their boy friends. A chance for real sport-when you’re fortunate enough to live where the mercury tries to knock the bottom out of the old thermometer, and everybody rushes from one enclosure to another, as though they were in fear of freezing stiff should, they remain in one position long enough. When the reel ball is shown, denoting the first solid ice of the winter, you chase into the attic or storeroom to dig out last year’s rusty skates, and, without waiting to have them polished or sharpened, off you hie to the pond. Oh, boy!

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas