I am still, after several years, getting used to living in an area where all of the lakes and ponds freeze pretty solid for most of the winter. Now this* is taking place on the lake four blocks from my house. How odd.
It's pretty cool, though.
*"The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships: Hockey. The way nature intended. Outdoors in the crisp winter air, skate blades gliding on the fresh ice below, with the sounds of clacking sticks and the smell of grilling bratwurst filling the air. The 2007 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships will be held January 19-21, 2007 on Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN."
(Please note the obligatory bratwurst. Warm out? Beer and brats. Cold out? Beer and brats. Welcome to Minnesota.)
Edited to add:
Of course, I am totally there this weekend. All this people-watching for only a five-minute stroll? I wouldn't miss it.