Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Dragons Upon The Skateway

The Ice Dragon Boat Festival was back at Dow's Lake for Winterlude 2018, and it was a pleasure to watch. And for the participants, many of whom no doubt take part in the larger summer dragon boat racing down at Mooney's Bay, a harder thing to do on the ice than rowing through the water. I approached the starting line.

And they were off.

At the far end, the next heat of the races would soon start.

Teams were easily identifiable.

The Ice Hogs were around to pose for photos.

It's quite something to see in person. And crazy to do. But in a fun way.

One last shot from the north end of the course.


  1. I can inly imagine the strength and endurance required to do that.

  2. Hello,
    That is cool seeing the dragon boats on the ice. Take care, have a happy day!

  3. It must be a lot harder to do than in the water.

  4. @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Revrunner: it's what we do.

    @David: a whole lot of it.

    @Eileen: it is quite a sight to see.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @Maywyn: they are.

    @RedPat: indeed.

  5. That must be fun for those who love the cold and ice.

  6. Dragon boats are fascinating ~ great photos ~ bet it was fun to watch ^_^

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A ShutterBug Explores)

  7. Love those ice dragon boats. Thanks for sharing.

  8. @Sharon: it is.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Jan: that they do.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Marie: you're welcome.

  9. Buenos juegos en la nieve. Se ve qu lo han pasado bastante bien.

  10. You made us feel the fun. William!

  11. It would be such fun to see these!

  12. I'm happier seeing this now that the snow is mostly gone!

  13. Dragon Boats Race looks fantastic!