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VIDEO AND SNAPSHOTS : Skate The Lake 2017, Portland

By MAGGIE M Host of “Where in the Wedge is Maggie M?”, Editor thewedge.LIVE

Portland was the ‘buzz’ today. Skaters of every age group and those bootin’ it like me were spread out over the lake and the grounds. Some skated aimlessly, some did some serious speed-skating around the oval, some curled, while others slurped ‘snert.’ Everyone was smiling and having a blast on this gray, overcast day.

Here are a few pics to enjoy and share. Right now everyone is finishing up a dinner prepared by the incomparable Opinicon Resort, Elgin.

Tomorrow the 50K race continues around the oval; so, you can still join in on the fun!

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Tall and small, they curled together. Skate The Lake, Portland, 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Looking in at the Finish Line. Skate The Lake, Portland, 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Relay Race Winners called to receive their awards. Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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The trophy-plaque. Gotta love the face paint. Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Founder, Marco Smiths, partakes of the much lauded chili. Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Chairman, Jon Bongers, displays racing blades. Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Keeping us warm! Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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Bowl of famous ‘snert’, a dutch recipe by Mrs. Smits, Founder’s Mother. Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE

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What’s an event without a horse drawn ride? Skate The Lake, Portland 2017 PHOTO BY the wedge.LIVE