To the Editors of the Crimson:
Now that the really cold winter weather has set in it seems a pity that, owing to the recent thaw which spoilt the ice on the ponds, there is no skating worth speaking of, and I have a suggestion to make which I hope will meet with favor from the student body and the Athletic Committee. This is that Holmes Field, or some other suitable place, be flooded and made into a skating rink for the use of the students only, and also for the ice hockey team to practice on at stated times. Nothing could be easier than to construct such a rink on Holmes Field which, naturally low, would adapt itself splendidly to the purpose, and I should think that there would be no great difficulty in obtaining the necessary water from the Cambridge water works. It would be interesting to get the opinion of the Athletic Committee and the students as to the advisability of having such a college rink which, to be successful, ought to be begun as soon as possible.
N. M. T.January 17, 1898.