School was back in session after the holiday recess so the rink was nearly empty.
The rink was an object of pride to the citizens of the small, highly active community.
The four players in a rink are known as the leader, second player, third player and skip (or driver, captain or director), and their positions, at least in matches, are unchangeable.
The Ouray skating rink was located on the north side of town, snuggled beneath the shade of a canyon wall to the east.
Private donations and an abundance of volunteer labor helped make the skating rink a success.