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    Kids play hockey at the ice rink at the Wilbur-Palmer residence in Clinton on Sunday.

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    Sarah Lavallee opens the sliding glass doors in the kitchen as her daughter, Kaitlyn, 6, heads outside to play hockey with her brother Jacob, 9, at their home ice rink in Vassalboro on Sunday.

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    Rob Wilbur sprays what he hopes will become a new layer of ice on his rink in Clinton late at night on Sunday while the temperatures were hovering around zero.

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    Rob Wilbur patches up holes in his ice rink on Sunday after a warm spell accompanied by rain damaged much of his rink in Clinton on Sunday.

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    Rob Wilbur concocts a slush solution to repair holes in his ice rink on Sunday after a warm spell with rain damaged much of the rink in Clinton.

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    Rob Wilbur hauls a spindle of garden hose from his kitchen to rebuild the ice in his ice rink at his home in Clinton on Sunday.

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    Rob Wilbur plays hockey on his home ice rink with his son, Devon, 11, in Clinton on Dec. 31, 2017.

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    Rob Wilbur smooths out a coating of ice at his ice rink with a home-made hand-held "zamboni" in Clinton on Sunday.

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    Jacob Lavalle, 9, hauls the hockey net out to the ice rink at his home in Vassalboro on Jan. 12.

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    Sarah Lavalle helps her son, Jacob, 9, get his skates on while sitting at the kitchen table as his sister Kaitlyn, 6, waits her turn to get dressed at their home in Vassalboro Sunday. The rink is only about 15 paces from the kitchen, a short and easy walk.

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    Jacob Lavallee, 9, emerges from the kitchen of his home on Sunday on his way to the backyard ice rink his father made in Vassalboro.

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    Jacob Lavallee, 9, plays hockey on his home-made ice rink in Vassalboro on Sunday.

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    Sarah Lavallee helps her daughter, Kaitlyn, 6, get her skates on at the kitchen table to join her brother Jacob at the family ice rink in the backyard in Vassalboro Sunday.

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    Tyler Harris, 14, skates on freshly made ice at the Wilbur residence in Clinton on Sunday.

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    Devon Wilbur, 11, left, stands ready at the door with his skates and hockey stick as he waits for Tyler Harris, 14, middle, and Zach Denis, right, get their skates on for a session on the Wilbur's backyard ice rink in Clinton on Sunday.

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