US It was so cold in Maine on Sunday, someone was ice skating on the beach

23:05  08 january  2018
23:05  08 january  2018 Source:   The Boston Globe

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Cold -weather records were broken around New England on Sunday , but that didn’t stop one man from getting some creative outdoor exercise. Married couple Peter and Sandra Lekousi were going for a short stroll Sunday evening along the wide-open Long Sands Beach in York, Maine

A video shows a man skating on a York beach on Sunday after a record cold snap. Peter Lekousi likes to joke that every day is a beach day in Maine . So it was no surprise that he visited Long Sands Beach on Sunday ; the surprise was the man who was skating on the beach .

Cold-weather records were broken around New England on Sunday, but that didn’t stop one man from getting some creative outdoor exercise. 

Married couple Peter and Sandra Lekousi were going for a short stroll Sunday evening along the wide-open Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, to take photos when they spotted a man ice skating — yes, ice skating — on the beach.

“It was freezing cold — too cold for us to be on the beach — and he was skating on the beach,” Sandra said in a phone interview, adding that the water was “all slush.”

“We had never seen that before,” she said. “And he was a really good skater.”

The couple stopped to take a video, which Peter uploaded to his Facebook page. By Monday afternoon, the video had more than 1,500 views. In the post, Peter told his followers that if anyone knew who the skater was, to tag him on Facebook.

“I keep trying to tell you all, every day is a beach day in Maine,” he joked in his post.

The National Weather Service said cold weather records were broken Sunday in Portland, Maine, at minus-12 degrees. Records were also broken in Worcester (minus-9), Providence (minus-3), and Hartford (minus-9).

Zagitova spoils Medvedeva's comeback to take lead at Europeans .
Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as the Olympic gold medal favorite made her comeback following a two-month injury layoff. The 15-year-old Zagitova, who won the Grand Prix Final last month while her training partner Medvedeva was sidelined with a fractured foot, was rewarded with a score of 80.27 points for her short program which featured a cleanly-executed triple Lutz-triple loop combination.Medvedeva, who has not lost a competition for more than two years, finished second with 78.

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