Dan and Max Fogarty are loving the double-digit minus temperatures of late.
The polar vortex that chilled B.C.’s Southern Interior has allowed them to build a pretty sweet 30-by-50-foot rink in the backyard.
“It’s a labour of love,” said rink builder Dan Fogarty. “I do it for my son.”
And nine-year-old Max loves having a full-on rink in his backyard.
“It’s nice to have it so you can go skating one in a while and practice,” said Max, an L.A. Kings fan who is using his unlimited ice time to work on his shot.
The rink – from nets to netting, boards and plexiglass — was salvaged and destined for the scrapyard, including even old puck boards from Prospera Place.