Hockey at Cushwa Basin

Checking out the hockey game at Cushwa Basin!

Checking out the hockey game at Cushwa Basin!

Earlier this afternoon, Candee and I drove to Williamsport to check out the recent snowfall on the towpath, and we were surprised to see a group of kids playing hockey on the C&O Canal at Cushwa Basin.  They were having a great time and didn’t have a care in the world, but we wondered how they knew the ice was thick enough to be safe.  Being the more curious of the two of us, Candee decided to ask, and one of the young men told her that an adult had drilled a hole in the ice.  He said that the ice is presently 6″ thick, and anything over 3″ is safe.  The whole thing suddenly sounded pretty simple, and I’m not sure why neither of us thought of it.  Nevertheless, it looks like the cold snap is going to last a few more days, so the fun and games will last a while longer!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jamie on February 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    That’s a great picture! Those kids probably played until they were frozen from stem to stern.

    How much snow is on the towpath in Williamsport?


  2. Posted by LevelWalker on February 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks. A rare patch of blue sky helped out a lot. I’m going to guess 2″ or less. We’ve had a cold winter off and on, but snow hasn’t been much of an issue. I hope i don’t jinx the next couple of weeks!

    I felt kind of foolish when one of the hockey players about checking the stability of the ice. I may have slapped my forehead and said, “Duh!”


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