North Pole Ice Rink Opens For The Season

The Huffington Post North Pole swimming pool has been closed, but the ice skating season is now in full swing.

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Caution : It is all thin, rotten, decayed ice.

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10 Responses to North Pole Ice Rink Opens For The Season

  1. @NJSnowFan says:

    My skates are ready

  2. chris y says:

    The picture indicates it was taken at 13:02, i.e. right around the peak solar insolation for the day. Those are very long shadows being cast by the marker.

  3. Anything is possible says:

    Web cam is currently located at 85N, 3W, so the picture was taken when the Sun was at its highest altitude in the sky (about 22 degrees at this time of year).

  4. Bill says:

    I read someone saying the water had drained through a hole in the ice. I thought it had just become refrozen (is that a word?). Was anyone monitoring the temperature and/or pics to know for sure?

  5. gator69 says:

    And yet somehow this is BAD news for the hockey team.

  6. miked1947 says:

    The pullers are pulling into Paulatuk! It seems the wind is in their favor.

  7. Caleb says:

    RE: Bill says:
    August 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    The water drained away quite rapidly. It didn’t refreeze, as the lower part of the buoy, which was hidden, reappeared. The ice surface that reappeared was lumpy. It may have drained down through a thin crevasse that still shows as a straight line, from the lower right to behind the buoy:

    http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/PAWS819920_atmos_recent.html

    The recent temperatures have been both above and below freezing, most recently below freezing. You can get the data at: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/PAWS819920_atmos_recent.html

    I enjoy watching what this buoy and camera #1 and Camera #2 can show us, and have been my observations and opinions at http://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/lake-north-pole-vanishes/

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