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Lyme Celebrates New Ice Rink on the Green

  • Children and adults take to the ice on the Lyme, N.H., green on Feb. 1, 2014, during a celebration of the town's new rink. Once funding was gained for the liner and boards, the fire department flooded the rink with 32,000 gallons of water at the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

    Children and adults take to the ice on the Lyme, N.H., green on Feb. 1, 2014, during a celebration of the town's new rink. Once funding was gained for the liner and boards, the fire department flooded the rink with 32,000 gallons of water at the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lyle Kress, 4, of Lyme, N.H., enjoys a free hot dog before taking to the ice at a celebration of the new rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. It has been open for skating since the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

    Lyle Kress, 4, of Lyme, N.H., enjoys a free hot dog before taking to the ice at a celebration of the new rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. It has been open for skating since the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dave Celone, of Lyme, shows his wife Lisa and friend Jack Elliott, of Lyme, the second batch of chocolate-covered Rice Krispies penguins dropped off by Mimi Weinstein, of Lyme, during a celebration of the new ice rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. Dave Celone and Tony Pippin, Sr., worked to raise the funds to build the rink and Tony Pippin, Jr., maintains it with a Zamboni made from a garden tractor. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

    Dave Celone, of Lyme, shows his wife Lisa and friend Jack Elliott, of Lyme, the second batch of chocolate-covered Rice Krispies penguins dropped off by Mimi Weinstein, of Lyme, during a celebration of the new ice rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. Dave Celone and Tony Pippin, Sr., worked to raise the funds to build the rink and Tony Pippin, Jr., maintains it with a Zamboni made from a garden tractor. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Children and adults take to the ice on the Lyme, N.H., green on Feb. 1, 2014, during a celebration of the town's new rink. Once funding was gained for the liner and boards, the fire department flooded the rink with 32,000 gallons of water at the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)
  • Lyle Kress, 4, of Lyme, N.H., enjoys a free hot dog before taking to the ice at a celebration of the new rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. It has been open for skating since the beginning of the year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)
  • Dave Celone, of Lyme, shows his wife Lisa and friend Jack Elliott, of Lyme, the second batch of chocolate-covered Rice Krispies penguins dropped off by Mimi Weinstein, of Lyme, during a celebration of the new ice rink on the Lyme green on Feb. 1, 2014. Dave Celone and Tony Pippin, Sr., worked to raise the funds to build the rink and Tony Pippin, Jr., maintains it with a Zamboni made from a garden tractor. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Above: Children and adults take to the ice on the Lyme green on Saturday during a celebration of the town’s new rink. Once funding was gained for the liner and boards, the fire department flooded the rink with 32,000 gallons of water at the beginning of the year. Right: Lyle Kress, 4, enjoys a free hot dog before taking to the ice at the celebration. Below: Dave Celone shows his wife, Lisa, and friend Jack Elliott the second batch of chocolate-covered Rice Krispies penguins dropped off by resident Mimi Weinstein. Dave Celone and Tony Pippin Sr. worked to raise the money to build the rink and Pippin maintains it with a “Zamboni” made from a garden tractor.

Valley News photographs — Geoff Hansen