Lake Erie Ice Sports

Nice shot of a Skeeter-class ice boat. (Thanks, Dad!)

Here at Rust Belt Girl, my followers know I am a dyed-in-the-wool Lake Erie booster.

My fondest memories of childhood take place at the lake–but they are usually warm memories.

However, fun on the Great Lakes doesn’t stop for a bit of cold and ice. My dad, who lives in Port Clinton, a Lake Erie town big on charter fishing, reports that the ice fishing is going strong this winter. Two thousand ice fishing shanties were counted on the lake at one time last weekend. That’s a lot of walleye!

For those who like to feel the 10 degree wind through their hair, there’s ice boating. Check out the Skeeter-class boat pictured above that can do 100 miles per hour in the right wind.

Brr, but maybe fun? (Honestly, I think I’ll stick to my indoor winter sports of reading and writing.)

What do you think?