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Ice Bowl 22 – Buzzy's at the O

Updated: Feb 25

By Tony Forder


A true Ice Bowl

Ice upon ice

Fingers of ice everywhere

Branches encased

Trees screaming silently, captured in ice


Sun lighting up the ice castles

Sparkling shards of sun and ice reaching to the sky

Ice-coated baskets and chains on islands of ice

Drives skip and flare like wild wolves

Curling type approaches slide to the basket, the only way

Rejected putts slide to infinity


Fortunate for us a dusting on top - improves the grip ever so slightly

Micro crampons, yak trax, help – a lot

To keep the balance is the task today

Temps start in the teens, stay stuck in the 20s

Jack Frost blows wind gusts that chill through layers of insulation

Keep moving, keep moving


The first round is done

No real warmth in the barn

Except for food - crockpots lined up

Full of chili and stew

The keg is tapped

The sun feels good, but the wind is persistent

Discs are thrown for charity

Prizes dot the white meadow

The winning throws nuzzle up


Then back out again

To battle the course and the ice

Now it's fun, the belly warm, over the hump

Oasis gleams in its rare and beautiful costume of ice

Happy to host this Buzzy's fundraiser

Maybe I will be able to complete this after all

No matter the score


It's a good day and good karma for all

To play and raise money for a cause

Long live the Ice Bowl


Ice Bowl Background


Photos - Tony Forder, Dan Doyle, Noah Blanchard