Skate away

  • Pinky Sarber skates on Beluga Lake last Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Skaters glide across Beluga Lake last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • A skaters glides across Beluga Lake last Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Skaters glide across Beluga Lake last Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Pinky Sarber skates on Beluga Lake last Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Skaters glide across Beluga Lake last Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
  • Skaters glide across Beluga Lake last Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. With clear and cold weather, the lake has frozen enough to support ice skating. A slight dusting of snow last Thursday didn’t affect skating. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Clear weather and sub-freezing cold the past few weeks froze Beluga Lake and other Homer area ponds thick enough to support ice skaters. The wide open spaces of the lake have attracted skaters and walkers the past week, with sometimes dozens of skaters at a time, particularly around mid-afternoon near sunset.

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