On a typical Wednesday morning at Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, skates cut into a sparkling, freshly cleaned sheet of ice. Patrick Donnelly is standing on the bench spitting blood because his wisdom teeth were pulled the day prior. But he wouldn’t miss supporting his friends and teammates at a practice. Not for pulled teeth. Not for the mid-March snowstorm. And certainly not for his heart condition.
Pools around the metro area are gearing up to open for the summer. That is, if there are enough lifeguards.