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Photos: The ice is fine for skating at Potter Marsh

Cold weather in late October and early November has started setting up Southcentral Alaska marshes and lakes for ice skating. Ice depths are still variable, so skaters need to be prepared for thin ice.

Jim Tuomi skates with his sons Jack, 9, left, and Marc, 11. Potter Marsh attracted ice skaters on November 5, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A young skater gets a pull with a hockey stick at Potter Marsh on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Frost clings to grasses on the surface of the frozen marsh.  (Marc Lester / ADN)
Catherine Thomas and her mom, Zoya Thomas, react after Dylan Collins bombed them with cattail fluff at Potter Marsh. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Dylan Collins, Catherine Thomas and Abigail Thomas have a cattail fluff battle as the sun sets. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Frost clings to plants on the surface of the frozen marsh.  (Marc Lester / ADN)
Abigail Thomas throws cattail fluff into the air as the sun sets at Potter Marsh (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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