Maine family creates Olympic-like winter wonderland

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POSTED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:04am

In an otherwise normal Standish, Maine neighborhood, the Merciers have created a winter wonderland for kids of all ages. The backyard includes an ice rink and plenty of opportunities for Olympic-like fun.

The winter wonderland is not an easy project; Don Mercier puts hours of effort into the project. It requires landscaping equipment, 26,000 gallons of water, and a spirit for winter. The family is not figure skaters or hockey players, they just believe in outdoor fun.

What makes this more important to Don and his wife Robin is seeing their 3-year old son, Casan, play with the other kids. Casan has cerebral palsy, and Robin says the outdoor activity helps.

"Casan actually has been on skates. He's not balanced yet but we'll get there. It will be great therapy for him as he goes along," said Robin.

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