How Cold Was It? Cold Enough To Ice Skate on the Ocean in Maine
photo courtesy - Peter Lekousi Sr. Facebook
YORK BEACH, Maine — A couple walking along Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, on Sunday saw an unusual sight: A man ice skating on the beach.
Peter Lekousi Sr. took a video and posted it to his Facebook page Monday with the caption, "I keep trying to tell you all, every day is a beach day in Maine!"
The post has been viewed more than 83,000 times by 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Lekousi is asking for help in identifying the male skater, "Some one (sic) knows who this is . give them a tag !!" he wrote.
Jill Bauman identified the skater on the York Maine Police Department's Facebook page as her son, 18-year-old Grant Long.
Long may have a future in beach skating if the Winter Olympics ever makes it a sport!
In an interview with the Boston Globe, Lekousi said he and his wife were taking a walk on the beach during low tide Sunday when they spotted the skater. “It was freezing cold — too cold for us to be on the beach — and he was skating on the beach,” Lekousi's wife, Sandra, told the Globe.
The National Weather Service said the previous cold weather record of -10 set in 1941 was broken in Portland, Maine, on Sunday. The new record low? -12 degrees.