Our contributor Ed shares some photos from last week in Lancaster County, where local versions of the Sochi Olympics are happening all around the community.

Ice hockey is a popular winter activity in the Lancaster area.  These shots were taken by the Strasburg Railroad Yards:

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Amish children, teens, and sometimes adults play ice hockey.  




Natural frozen surfaces like ponds are common, though a friend in a Lancaster daughter/sister settlement shared that he recently played on a specially created outdoor rink.   Youth also compete in organized leagues (more on Amish & sports).

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Something like hockey, but with moving goals.

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Sledding events.

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This looks like snow soccer, or something like it.

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No medals needed to have some winter fun.  It’s nice to see the cold stuff put to good use.