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CBJ Today: Snow Day!

With wintry weather hitting the state of Ohio, here's a look at the outdoor rinks of CBJ fans

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

Each weekday this season, BlueJackets.com will post CBJ Today, a look at news, notes, analysis and fun stuff from around the Blue Jackets world. It's everything you need to know if you're a fan going into the day.  

The Daily Buzz 

The Blue Jackets are back on the ice today for practice, and it might be an in-depth one after Monday night's 7-3 loss at Carolina. The preparations will help get the team ready for Thursday's return to game action, as a contest against Nashville starts a four-game homestand that will also feature a visit from Chicago to Nationwide Arena.

Taking it Outside

With much of Ohio under a blanket of snow, yesterday felt like one big snow day across the state (are there still snow days with everyone on Zoom? Nevertheless...).

And as I woke up Tuesday morning and looked out my window, I started to wonder about what I'd write for this edition of CBJ Today. With the Blue Jackets off, there wasn't going to be much news out there, and then it hit me as I stared out at the winter wonderland -- I should ask readers and CBJ fans to send in pictures of their outdoor rinks and pond hockey experiences from the past few days.

But Jeff, you might say, you wrote about outdoor rinks yesterday.

Well, OK, I did. But who really can get enough of seeing some of the cool setups (pun intended) that this cold, snowy winter has provided us? It's a fitting time for it, too, with the NHL set to take it outside again this weekend with games at Lake Tahoe.

The thing that blew me away was the response. It's not the easiest thing in the world to find some outdoor ice, but I got so many submissions that this is going to be a very long post.

So thanks, CBJ fans, for all the pics, videos and stories. It's pretty cool to Blue Jackets supporters from across central Ohio, the state and even outposts beyond that lace up the skates and enjoy nature.

Tweet from @gbowers1028: Cincinnati, Ohio pic.twitter.com/dwecldCi6G

Tweet from @mazinhabash: Backyard ODR day and night! Night after night! pic.twitter.com/fLis5maJuP

Tweet from @soulcowboy00: At the lake house in Xichigan pic.twitter.com/oFPOZyv6tX

Tweet from @trogdoress09: Took my 3 year old twins to tryout skating for the first time at Battelle Darby Creek Sunday. pic.twitter.com/SZoRsNpWi6

Tweet from @jj_thomas25: @JacketsInsider My nephew and son are playing in Powell. pic.twitter.com/tOOKR5fmnL 

Tweet from @BGSUPJ: Pickerington pic.twitter.com/tvWxox74sU 

Tweet from @DustyPester: 10 year old Jacob Pester posting the empty netter in Ottawa, Ohio. #smallgoal pic.twitter.com/JT02D4z01H

Tweet from @imzaditodd: @ Mickey���s Ice Rink in Avon Lake. My Blue Mite loved playing with his teammate and his older hockey buddy @ilovekermit9669 pic.twitter.com/EaycFDNAj7

Tweet from @jake_ganger: Galena & New Albany pic.twitter.com/bNvIB3BbeO 

Tweet from @wasp__: But the ice was nice over the weekend! pic.twitter.com/bezufZtVgQ 

Tweet from @RogOfTheVille: This is the 3rd year having a rink in Westerville, decided to make a rink after hearing Jody Shelley talk about it on the radio 3 years ago! Kids love it and so do the parents !! pic.twitter.com/s2U1EfHWNQ

Tweet from @cholby61: Wooster, OH pic.twitter.com/0KoVj83ykg 

Tweet from @RobbieWeaverJr: Granville, OH pic.twitter.com/ldq6C2wyj4 

Tweet from @ArndtDavidb2860: St. Louisville Oh pic.twitter.com/TEYQ9PPg4Z 

Tweet from @danieljthome: Aurora Ohio pic.twitter.com/Qk2cJxvoIy 

Tweet from @dcaron58: 2007 Ohio AAA Blue Jackets. Dublin, OH. pic.twitter.com/gciDziBHof 

Tweet from @TomOrr4: Granville, OHThis week was my first time out on a pond since Mirror Lake froze over in 1997 or so. pic.twitter.com/CCVkqGDBgs

Tweet from @sthoma397: My husband in Dublin on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/mcCQWXbNvX

 

Tweet from @kellyelliottmcm: In @ThamesCentre, Canada 🇨🇦- where @BlueJacketsNHL���s own Boone Jenner is our #HometownHero! The kids spend almost everyday here at the outdoor rink practicing! pic.twitter.com/odYcnrMF4p 

Tweet from @guffalito: Worthington Ohio pic.twitter.com/NgxL1wQNcp 

Tweet from @zoomscrolling: Powell pic.twitter.com/T6qeHJoH8c

Tweet from @Snowmobiler2855: Indian lake northwest of cbus before the snow fell pic.twitter.com/EpJZyMTU53 

Tweet from @Its_MattHorner: Medina, Ohio pic.twitter.com/hwLFK95R2w 

Tweet from @JoeSchoettmer: Backyard rink in Powell pic.twitter.com/djmIV1FOwM 

Tweet from @beefin95: New Albany! pic.twitter.com/3c5R6rurpg 

Tweet from @pattyrank: First year for our ODR. Have never enjoyed winter more than this year! pic.twitter.com/7nGe02OtlK 

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