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Cover Story - January 13, 2012

Fire on ice

Palo Alto's Winter Lodge still has power to inspire a passion for skating in young and old

by Sue Dremann

Olympic champion Brian Boitano has skated on ice rinks throughout the world. He even skated on a glacier in 1988. But some of his fondest memories took place at Palo Alto's Winter Lodge, where Boitano and his friends held numerous parties, he said recently.

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Posted by Love WL, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hope it won't go away. Our family have great memories in Winter Lodge. My kid and her friends have wonderful time there.

Posted by S8marie, a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

So many fond memories of learning to skate there. Glad that it has survived all these years! Sad to hear Mr. Williams passed away. Whatever happened to Merre Jayne McFate? These folks were like family....