In a welcome break from recent clouds and rain, dozens of adults, young ones and even dogs took to the ice this past weekend to enjoy clear, sunny weather on Beluga Lake.
The Homer Hockey Association hosted Stake the Lake, a free community event that invited people out to skate on the local lake for the afternoon. Friends and families could skate in the large rink-like area that was cleared of snow close to the parking area, or take off down one of several ribbons and paths that led further out onto the lake. In the distance, a few cars and trucks raced on the ice as well.
Homer Hockey Association provided skates free of charge for those who presented an I.D.
Those who bundled up and braved the cold to skate on the lake were treated to free refreshments, as well as free music provided by local DJ Fractal Theory.
Several people got creative with their skating — some pushing strollers and others gliding along on sleds behind their friends or parents.