On Monday, the 12th of February, all skating lanes at Alturas Lake were refreshed. Skating was rated as very good. The bench at the lake was warm and dry in the sun… totally free of snow. The scene was perfect. Unfortunately, the half inch of new snow that fell overnight was not sufficient to reset classic tracks properly and where it was attempted, some classic grooves were totally lost in the effort. Oh well, such is life, c’est la vie, what can you do? Remaining classic tracks are old and fuzzy, slightly sloughing, lightly dusted but no longer glazed.