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Fire and ice at annual Colebrook Fire Department skating party

From left, friends Katy Zenuh, 13, of New Hartford, Olivia Olsen, 13, of Norfolk and Julia Seery, 14, came out for the Colebrook Fire Department’s annual ice skating party, held on Saturday, Jan. 26. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

COLEBROOK — The 25-degree temperature didn’t keep Colebrook residents from coming out for the fire department’s annual night skating party on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The town does not have a permanent ice skating rink. Once a year, the fire department sets up a makeshift rink on the municipal basketball court behind Town Hall.

This year, the party started a few minutes later than scheduled due to problems with getting the outdoor lights on.

Once the illumination had been mastered, skaters of all ages took to the ice.

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