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Subzero temps can't stop young hockey players in Grand Forks

Despite the subzero temperatures and icy winds, you can still spot young hockey players on nearly every public park ice rink in town. For Justin Bogonavich and his friends there is no reason not to be enjoying the ice time at Elks Park. "We come ...

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Sophia Hanson (from left), Justin Bogonovich, Gavin Ehlears, and Seth Bogonovich play a pick up game of hockey on Monday, Jan 12, 2015, at Elks Park in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Despite the subzero temperatures and icy winds, you can still spot young hockey players on nearly every public park ice rink in town.

For Justin Bogonavich and his friends there is no reason not to be enjoying the ice time at Elks Park. "We come here almost every day, and we play the same game, even when it's way below freezing," said Bogonavich.

The Grand Forks Parks District offers 11 areas with supervised warming houses and lighted hockey rinks. As you walk through the snow under the tall park lights you see kids and parents of all ages strapping up skates and taking to the ice for pick-up games.

Gavin Ehlears plays with friends his own age mostly, but from time to time he says they skate with the older kids. "They don't pass as much, but we get better." He said.

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