Bemidji Backyard Rink
(credit: Bryan Hammitt)
Hammitt wrote: "Our rink started as a small clearing in a 40-acre red pine plantation. Looking for a place for our two young boys (8) and (11), we cut down about 250 trees in front of our rural Bemidji home. A few years later, our rink has evolved into an elaborate 'Field of Dreams' of some sorts, providing skating, camaraderie, solace from work, exercise, and most importantly valuable family/neighbor time."