For the second year, Chabad of the Rivertowns rented Westchester Skating Academy in Elmsford on Christmas Day to throw a Chanukah ice skating party.
But instead of gliding around a giant Christmas tree—as so many people do every year in Rockefeller Center—those who attended Chabad's party got to do rings around a Menorah made by professional ice sculptor Mark McKenzie.
And entertainer Keith Leaf introduced warmth (and a little danger) to the icy festivities by juggling fire and knives.
At the end of the party, Rabbi Dovid Labkowski lit the sixth candle on the fully functional ice Menorah as participants said the traditional prayer along with him. There are now only two more candles to light.
Hope to see you there next year for Chanukah 2012.