December 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne and Nicholas Wynia will sign copies of their new book, Pond Hockey: Frozen Moments.

The trek through the snow, the burst from the warming shack, the blast of cold air—the wonder of the outdoor game is stunningly captured in Pond Hockey: Frozen Moments. From the creators of Pond Hockey, the best-selling documentary, comes a new oversized photo book chronicling the open-air game from the harbors of Helsinki to the snow-capped Rockies. Featured artist Nicholas Wynia, and a collection of photographers worldwide, capture the winter playgrounds where dedicated shinny enthusiasts spend their winter hours—pine treed ponds, outdoor rinks, backyard ice sheets and mountain lakes. In a journey through the raw elements of hockeyland, Wynia's lens discovers the rare breed of outdoor skaters that embody the true heart of the game.

Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne are part of Northland Films, a story-telling collective producing documentary features, shorts, and books. Their feature film, Pond Hockey—called “the best and purest hockey film ever” by ESPN’s John Buccigross explores the changing culture of sports and the resurgence of the outdoor game. The group’s next visit to the pond came in the form of Ben and Lucy Play Pond Hockey, an award-winning illustrated children’s book. Now they set out on a photographic journey to once again evoke the wonder of the game in their new book, Pond Hockey: Frozen Moments.

Nicholas Wynia is a photographer based in Iowa. He has worked extensively through out Latin America and Europe. His work for Pond Hockey: Frozen Moments took him across multiple states and provinces during the winter of 2015. Wynia is a Fulbright scholar and holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. His work can be viewed at www.storycityfilms.com.