The ice masters of the Winter Games.

The ice masters of the Winter Games.

Scenes from the Olympics.
Feb. 22 2006 3:21 PM

Olympic Ice Gurus

They're not just glorified Zamboni drivers.

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With such varying standards for their playgrounds, it's tough to meet every athlete's needs. When MacAulay's players complain, he retorts, "You have no idea what I grew up on." Translation: If you don't like it, why don't you go play outside.

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