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Reliving yesterday -- on skates
RUMFORD -- With the slow arrival of winter, the formation of ice, manmade or otherwise, has been impossible.
But the hope is that as we enter the New Year, normalcy of the season will return. Part of that involves skating and while there still is not a skate park on the DARE field, work is commencing on the Hosmer Field hockey rink in anticipation of this weekend's fourth annual hockey reunion.
Micaiah Cormier of Claremont, NH, said Michael Mills of the Rumford Parks Department indicated that ice is being made on the rink, in preparation for the event.
If the weather cooperates, Cormier will hold the event from 7-9 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. Anyone can participate, but he's asking that they wear a helmet.
Last year, about 50 people of all ages took part. They formed teams and just enjoyed the game many had played as youngsters.
Cormier, who grew up in Rumford, was among those who played hockey here as a kid. Last year, there was plenty of conversation about the "old days" of playing the game. One person noted he believed some of the boards at the rink were the same ones there when he played back in the seventies.
Cormier does much of the organizing of the hockey reunion though correspondance on Facebook and email.