photo by Carolyn Bertsch
On the evening of Jan. 25 members of the Sartell/Sauk Rapids Stormin' Sabres U12A girls hockey team rally together to play hockey in the backyard of the home of Jay and Bekki Downward, of Sartell. The Downwards converted a portion of their yard, located on the corner of 6th Ave S and 2nd St S, into an ice rink this winter in hopes of acclimating their 4 year old son, Kale, to the ice. The ice rink is equipped with boards, a net, bright lighting, and even a nearby fire pit that serves as a warming area. It has become a popular destination for both kids and adults this winter. The Downwards 12 year old daughter, Kelly Jo, plays hockey on the Stormin' Sabres team.