Found ‘backyard rinks’ heartwarming

Managing Editor

It was heartwarming as well as informative to read of the amazing hockey rinks that families created in our communities. I do believe it takes a lot of dedication and work to make and keep up a family rink but what a great way for children and adults to exercise, learn skills, make memories and bond with neighbors, friends and family.

My thanks to the Elk River Star News for coming up with the idea of having this memorable human interest article. I would appreciate more stories of families who brought joy and plenty of fun (via hard work and dedication) to their local neighborhood. — Betty Harstad, Elk River