Oklahoma Family Creates Backyard Skating Rink as Temperatures Drop in Tulsa

A Tulsa resident turned her backyard into an ice skating rink as a cold weather system rolled across Oklahoma on February 16.

Katie Fox and her family used their garden hose to fill their sunken patio with water as temperatures fell below zero. Fox said the weather prompted her to get back in touch with her Minnesota roots.

“When Mother Nature gives you sub-zero weather in Tulsa, Oklahoma, you must make a backyard ice skating rink,” she told Storyful.

Fox posted a video to her Facebook page that her husband recorded of her skating around in circles with her arms in the air, enjoying their new backyard creation.

A winter storm warning is in place for the area until 6 pm on February 17, and residents are instructed to use caution when traveling as roads remain hazardous. Credit: Katie Fox via Storyful