Is there anything more nostalgic and fun then heading to Lily Pond for some good ol’ fashioned ice skating? It would be tough to find.

This great Vimeo video that was shot in January 2015 was uploaded by the incredible photographer (and videographer!), Onne van der Wal. Onne shared it on Facebook with the following caption “Will we get temps like this again this winter? Not sure, but one thing is for sure, it was beautiful and good fun.”

It’s certainly not cold enough yet, Onne! Enjoy the video and if you feel like ice skating any time soon, we encourage everyone to head to the Newport Skating Center. The ice is nice and safe there!


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Skating on Lily Pond, Newport. RI. from Onne van der Wal on Vimeo.


Featured photo is of a screenshot from the video, by Onne van der Wal.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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