Home Ice is a stunning collection of classic Minnesota hockey rink photographs. The rinks are presented in their purest form - empty, quiet, serene - they are brought to life through the stunning images within the book.
By Matthew Jasper
Jasper’s love of hockey and its variety of homes began when he was young. He grew up playing the sport on the edge of the Iron Range in Grand Rapids, where outdoor rinks were standard features on every elementary playground and the lore of Bill Baker of NHL and Miracle on Ice fame loomed large. A portrait of the now demolished Warroad Memorial Arena hung in his childhood home and intrigued him years before he ever picked up a camera. “It was like an old wooden barn and it was gorgeous. I remember people being like, ‘Oh, that’s actually pretty cool. It’s a pretty cool arena.’