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    Skating in New England

    Nov. 16, 1976: Four youngsters cautiously made their way across the ice at Sudbury rink. They are (from left), Hilary Cline, 5, of Sudbury, Lisa Schulman, 4 of Framingham and Rachel Stone and Linda Rubin, both 5 and both of Sudbury.
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    Nov. 16, 1976: Four youngsters cautiously made their way across the ice at Sudbury rink. They are (from left), Hilary Cline, 5, of Sudbury, Lisa Schulman, 4 of Framingham and Rachel Stone and Linda Rubin, both 5 and both of Sudbury.

    With the Winter Olympics just two weeks away, looking back at one of New England’s favorite pastime seemed appropriate. Skating, whether on ponds or rinks, playing hockey or practicing a figure-eight, has always been a highlight of cold weather. -Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite