For Laura Kottlowski, high-alpine skating over expansive sheets of ice among breathtaking scenery is a more freeing form of the sport that ups the cool factor for her.
Snow swept across the southeastern United States on Tuesday and Wednesday, chilling the region and causing widespread road closures and flight delays from southern Texas through North Carolina.
The terms weather and climate are used together so much in the media that they may sometimes get confused. However, the terms are not the same.
Following another frigid night over much of the eastern United States, a second major January thaw will follow Friday and into early next week.