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:
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).
Something like hockey, but with moving goals.
This looks like snow soccer, or something like it.
No medals needed to have some winter fun. It’s nice to see the cold stuff put to good use.