The dreaded 'Beast from the East' cold front has been vanquished by the 'Pest from the West' which will bring 80mph winds and heavy rain, the Met Office warned today. Forecasters say that the Beast from the East, which was meant to blanket Britain in snow and freezing fog, is no more as the 'atmosphere changed its mind'. Brits bracing themselves for snow don't need the sledges just yet as the UK is going to get battered by wind and rain instead thanks to the Pest from the West.
Serene: A frozen pond in front of Bourne Mill in Colchester, Essex, this morning as plummeting temperatures brought travel chaos is many parts of the country
Beautiful: A cyclist stops to capture the stunning contrasts between the golden sun rise against the frost-covered ground over the River Adur in Shoreham, West Sussex
White wonder: An old timber boat carcass sits in the foreground as the sun rises over a hard frost at the estuary of the River Adur in Shoreham. But Met Office forecaster Dan Williams says it is not all bad news, as Britain is slowly warming up for the weekend as the mercury nudges into double figures in some places. He said: 'Forecasters predicted that we were going to see winds from the East, and colder temperatures would pick up on moisture being dumped, which becomes snow. 'However, the atmosphere has changed its mind and a strong pressure system will override that, so the UK will see wet, windy and milder weather from the West. The Beast from the East is now the Pest from the West.' In the coming days large swathes of the country are expected to experience adverse weather after one of the coldest nights of the year. The temperature plummeted to minus 10C (14F) in some parts of the country overnight, with Scotland experiencing the worst conditions.
Walkers wrapped up warm to enjoy the beautiful bright morning in Cambridge, where the frost settled along the banks of the River Cam
Rocking robin: Wildlife came out to play on Box Hill in Surrey as a thick covering of frost was left on leaves and hedgerows
Box Hill, where the men's Olympic cycle race took place this summer, was shrouded in cloud and freezing fog for much of the day after temperatures plummeted
Frozen mists lift to leave the phenomenon known as hoar frost clinging to the scenery around Wirksworth near Ashbourne, in Derbyshire
Shiver me timbers: A horse stands in -3C in a field near Heathrow Airport, where scores of flights have been cancelled due to the icy conditions, which are also affecting the Pennines in Cumbria (right)
Crisp and even: These trees and fields in Essex are dusted white with frost as temperatures dropped to -5C
Mixed bag ahead: Forecasters said warmer conditions were on the way, but warned it will be accompanied by yet more heavy rain
Where's the green? A lone golfer braves the wintry morning to play a round at Strensall Golf Club, near York. Other overnight cold spots included Chesham in Buckinghamshire at -9C (16F) and Little Rissington in Gloucestershire where it was -8C (18F). The River Thames froze at Wargrave, Berks, and canals iced over in London, Birmingham and Stockport. Matt Dobson, a senior forecaster with the Press Association’s weather division, MeteoGroup, said: 'Some places where the fog lingers will struggle to get above freezing today. 'London and the South East, where the sun will eventually come through, may reach around 3-4C (37-39F). But in places such as the Vale of York and in the Scottish Glens it may stay as cold as minus 3C (27F) in daylight hours. 'This cold spell won’t last. The fog will lift. But although the big change on Thursday night, with an Atlantic front moving in, will mean higher temperatures, there is likely to be a lot of wet weather. 'The south of England could be very wet on Friday and we are likely to see wet conditions all the way up to Christmas. The exception could be a short, cold snap in the weekend before Christmas.'
Walking in a winter wonderland: People look at the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire as cold temperatures lead to a frost
A walker ignores the cold and makes their way through Westonbirt Arboretum
A person looks out over a foggy scene near Dursley in Gloucestershire as mist hangs over the village
A gentle, and not so gentle, stroll: This elderly couple go for a walk in Dinton Park, Wokingham, while Tina Dine, Sharron Karsenbarg, Anna Turpin and Lisa Cullen, all from the Hampshire area, were spotted in the frosty valley near St Catherine's Hill, Winchester, during their training for the Kilimanjaro Hike in 2013
Wooly jumpers at the ready: Sheep spotted on top of St Catherine's Hill near Winchester, Hampshire
Poking out from amid the trees, homes from the small town of Wirksworth near Ashbourne in Derbyshire can be seen. The RAC reported a 60 per cent increase in cold weather call-outs - mainly flat batteries. Bosses expected to attend 10,000 breakdowns today - the firm’s busiest day so far this winter. Spokesman Simon Williams said: 'We're exceptionally busy and expect to be flat out again on Thursday morning.' But Britain is getting of lightly compared to southern Russia and northern Kazakhstan, where temperatures are falling 25C below normal, with daytime peaks of a shuddering -30C. A gritting lorry was unable to escape the treacherous conditions when it overturned onto its side. The lorry overturned on the B3351 Studland Road in Studland, Dorset, shedding it's load of salt and grit across the carriageway in the early hours. The route had to be closed in both directions to allow for a clean-up operation to take place. A spokesman for Dorset Police said: 'The state of the roads is icy due to a heavy frost overnight and are very treacherous in some areas.
Ice shard: The Shard in London standing out over the freezing morning fog
London vanished: The mist consumes all but the tallest of the capital's buildings this morning
Hoping for white Christmas: Karen Riddy walks in the snow with two-year-old daughter Molly near their home in Princetown, Devon, this morning
Snow train: A train travels through a wintry North West London this morning
Pretty: A cobweb has a bejeweled look due to the frosty temperatures in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, after sub-zero temperatures last night
Eager: The cold and frost does nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of this dog as he fetches a ball
Not the day for a swim: This dog seems keen to go for a dip at Rother Valley Country Park, near Sheffield
'We urge motorists to allow plenty of time for journeys and to drive very carefully. Make sure vehicle windows are cleared before setting off. Local authority gritters are gritting primary routes but minor roads and estate roads do not come under that policy.'
A woman, aged in her 20s, was flown by air ambulance to hospital after her car skidded on ice and flipped onto its roof in Little Berkhamsted, Hertford, Herts.
Last night, a 24-year-old rider of a Yamaha scooter died when he collided with a red coloured BMW at 8.30pm in Bear Road, Brighton, East Sussex, as much of the country was blanketed in freezing fog.
A motorist was treated by paramedics after their car overturned in the freezing conditions on Blacklands Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, in rush-hour traffic at 7am.
Breath of fresh air: A woman's breath is backlit during the freezing morning in Regents Park today
The ruff and the smooth: A dog walks through a frosty and foggy Richmond Park, Surrey, as thick fog causes problems for travellers on road and rail and in the air
Up bright and early: Walkers take a stroll through Richmond Park as forecasters warned that while the fog and freezing will pass, there could be more rain on the way
Oh deer, it's winter! Young deer lay together for warmth in Richmond Park as a woman walks along the path amid glorious morning sunshine
Frosty foliage: The ferns in Richmond Park, Surrey, are sprinkled white with frozen dew
Frost clings to plants in Regents Park, London, as the sun rises this morning
Braving the elements: An elderly man goes for a morning jog in a very foggy Richmond Park, Surrey, just few miles from chaotic scenes at Heathrow
Plummeting temperatures have led to a 50 per cent increase in burst water mains across London and the Thames Valley in the last 12 days, a water company said today.
Thames Water has received reports of more than 1,000 leaking and burst pipes since the start of December.
A spokesman said: 'Bursts increase when it's icy because water mains, especially the old cast-iron ones, seize up when water passing through them drops to five degrees Celsius and below, leading to more breaking along hairline weaknesses.'
Meanwhile, the frozen ground has added another problem for desperate vegetable growers as they try to meet the demand for potatoes, swedes, parsnips and Brussel sprouts for Christmas meals.
A prolonged spell of icy weather which will make it difficult to get any remaining crops out of the ground and another problem will be preventing any that have already been harvested from being ruined in their store sheds in the bitter cold.
Members of the public walk through the early morning frost in Hyde Park, London, silhouetted against a fun fair
Frost covers fields and trees as a freezing mist drifts past Arundel Castle in West Sussex where temperatures failed to rise above zero degrees Celsius this morning
Looks Heavenly: Guildford Cathedral covered in frost after the temperature dropped to minus 6 overnight
Get that de-icer at the ready: A thin layer of snow and covers a street in Kensal Rise, north west London, following freezing temperatures overnight
Shrouded: A view from Surrey Hills near Warlingham looking over New Addington showing Canary Wharf enveloped in fog this morning due to the cold temperatures
Beauty and the beast: On a day when fog and ice hits air travel across the UK, the London skyline is seen through a winter mist from Primrose Hill
Many potato growers say they are facing an uncertain future unless contract prices increase, following a 25 per cent drop in production and an increase in costs of 30 per cent.
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) says that with about 75 per cent of all British potatoes grown on fixed-priced contracts, producers have borne the brunt of the large financial penalty dealt by the unprecedented cold and wet summer weather - and now they face icy winter conditions.
Yields are down and with thousands of acres of crops lost to waterlogged and flooded fields, production has fallen by a quarter nationally.
Tim Papworth, NFU potato forum chairman, said 'I can't remember a year quite like this.
'Our members have been working exceptionally hard to try to meet their customers' requirements, but the reality is that we have exceptional producers in this country suffering significant financial losses that were completely out of their control.'
A mountain cow sticks her head out of the stables door on Febuary 10, 2011 during snowfall at the open air museum of Skansen in central Stockholm. (FREDRIK PERSSON/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man walks through blowing snow with his dogs along a beach following a snow storm on December 27, 2010 in Westport, Connecticut. Much of the northeast of the United States was experiencing a major winter storm with blizzard conditions and over a foot of snow expected from Washington, D.C. to New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Houses reflect in the Spree river which flows past Berlin's Friedrichshain district on December 6, 2010. After a week of snow and sub zero temperatures in the German capital the milder weather saw the snow start to melt away. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) #
The swollen river Mosel and the flooded promenade are pictured at sunset on January 9, 2011 in Zell an der Mosel, Germany. Rising temperatures after weeks of snow and ice caused floods in many regions. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images) #
The winter sun begins to rise over mist and fog that has formed over fields on the Somerset Levels on November 15, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. After being battered by strong winds and heavy rain, parts of the UK were enjoying cold, fine winter weather. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
Hannah Philpott, of Citrus Heights, tubes down a hill while playing in the snow near Cisco Grove, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Storms sweeping through the Sierra Nevada created hazardous driving conditions for motorists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) #
A man stands on the platform as a NJ Transit train arrives in Hawthorne, N.J. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) #
Ian Stuttard takes a dip in the freezing waters of the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park on November 30, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. Freezing weather conditions and snow that created chaos in Scotland and Northern England were moving South to the capital. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) #
Officers from Lancashire Police Force brave the snow to form a guard of honour for Soldiers of The 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment who marched through the streets of Blackburn following a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan on December 1, 2010 in Blackburn, England. The 120 soldiers exercised their right to the freedom of the city by taking part in a thanksgiving service at Blackburn Cathedral and parading through the streets. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #
The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament viewed from the south bank of the river Thames on December 5, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #
The sun set over the village of Salsburgh on December 8, 2010 in Salsburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #
Icicles hang from a plant as a farmer uses water in an effort to keep it from being damaged by freezing temperatures on December 15, 2010 in Homestead, Florida. South Florida was enduring a weather system that pushed the temperature into the 30s Fahrenheit. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #
Freshly fallen snow covers the beach on December 20, 2010 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. Heavy snow was bringing disruption to many parts of the UK including the South West where the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning. Travellers continue to suffer through delays and cancelations of flights at many airports due to the effects of the weather conditions. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
Frost clings to the statue of Lord Alfred Tennyson as freezing fog surrounds the tower of Lincoln Cathedral as plummeting temperatures continued to grip the UK on December 20, 2010 in Lincoln, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #
A total lunar eclipse occurs as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on the arrival of the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, on December 21, 2010 in Truckee, California. The lunar eclipse had not coincided with the Winter Solstice since 1638. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #
New Yorkers make their way to work on January 12, 2011, the morning after a major winter storm hit the city that prompted Mayor Michael Bloomberg to issue a Weather Emergency Declaration on Tuesday that will help the city clean up an expected "significant snowfall." (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #
Bathers enjoy naturally warmed spa water as they relax in the rooftop pool of the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal spa on December 21, 2010 in Bath, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
A woman walks through the snow in the early morning hours in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. A winter storm was pounding the East Coast of the United States and was expected to deliver a foot of snow for New York City and New England while snarling post-Christmas travel. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
A surfer braves the cold to take advantage of the Cornish winter waves on January 20, 2011 in Polzeath, England. Improved wetsuit materials and technology meant that surfing had become a year-round sport for places like Cornwall, with many dedicated surfers able to take advantage of the better waves and less crowded breaks the winter offers. Although most people assume surfing in the UK began in the 1960s, it was in fact already starting to become a popular summer activity on British beaches by the end of the First World War. Surfing, which is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain, is now a multi-million pound industry and employs 1000s of people in the UK alone. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
General outside view of the Alpeniglu hotel at Hochbrixen is taken during dusk on January 23, 2011 in Brixen im Thale, Austria. The hotel is built completely of snow and ice, consisting of bar, restaurant, wedding chapel and sleeping accomodations. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
A child is pulled down a sidewalk on a sled on January 27, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City, still reeling after the Christmas blizzard, closed public schools and limited public transportation following another heavy snowstorm. As of 2:00 am EST, Central Park had received a total for January of 32.3 inches which breaks an 86-year-old record for the month. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Citizens walk on a snow-covered street on January 28, 2011 in Jinan, Shandong province of China. The serious drought of Shandong province may be eased by the first snowfall on Jinan. The drought was the worst in six decades; little rain had fallen in the province since September, with only 12 millimeters since September 23, about 15 percent of the normal level. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) #
University of Iowa student Zach Smothers' glasses fog up while he walks thorugh the snow and bone-chilling wind February 1, 2011 in Iowa City, United States. The National Weather Service had warned that the coming winter storm would produce blizzard-like conditions, including the possibility of 12-inches of snow in southeast Iowa and more throughout the Plains and Midwest states. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
Snow falls on the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park on February 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago was under a blizzard warning as forecasters predicted up to 20 inches of snow will fall on the city coupled with wind gusts of up to 60 mph. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) #
A group of people walk home during a heavy snowfall late night February 1, 2011 in Iowa City, United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
A person walks past ice on a sidwalk after a freezing rain storm February 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) #
Sub-zero temperatures move in behind a massive snowstorm, giving tractor-trailer trucks a smoky appearance along I-80 February 3, 2011 outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
Workers remove snow from a runway at O'Hare International Airport February 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Commercial carriers at the airport started flying for the first time since a blizzard forced the grounding of almost all planes. Throughout the city residents continued to dig out from more than 20 inches of snow that fell on the area. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) #
Afghan families, who have run from their cities because of the internal wars and the Taliban, have taken refuge in a camp, living in tents in Kabul as the winter temperatures plummet. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) #
The sun sets over the sea looking towards Lands End viewed from Gwenver beach near Sennen Cove on February 7, 2011 in Cornwall, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #
Raindrops hang on rose hips in a park in Frankfurt/Oder, eastern Germany, on November 17, 2010. Meteorologists forecast cold and rainy weather for the following days in the region. (PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images) #
A kite snowboarder takes a fall at the southern German Feldberg mountain on November 27, 2010. Many parts of the country were experiencing cold weather with snowfall. (PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images) #
Winter sports enthusiasts take the ski lift up the slopes of the southern German Feldberg Mountain on November 27, 2010 as the ski season in the region begins. (PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images) #
Bulgarians jump into icy water to compete in finding a cross in the middle of a lake in Sofia on Epiphany Day on January 6, 2011. It is believed that the man who is the first to grab the cross, thrown into the water by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the new year. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images) #
The snow-covered landscape is reflected in the lake near the northern German town of Sonnenberg on November 27, 2010. (FRANK MAY/AFP/Getty Images) #
Street lights coved in snow and ice can be seen near the central German Feldberg mountain on November 30, 2010. (BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images) #
Icicles hang from an avocado as a farmer uses water in an effort to keep the fruit from being damaged by freezing temperatures on December 15, 2010 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #
A bird sits on the windscreen wiper of a snow covered car south of the city of Soederhamn, Sweden on November 30, 2010. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) #
Children play with snowballs in front of a ferrywheel place Bellecour, on December 1, 2010 in Lyon, central eastern France. Snow and freezing temperatures forced French aviation authorities to cancel 116 flights from Lyon airport and brought 10,000 trucks to a halt. (PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images) #
Commuters crowd a platform to try to enter an S-Bahn train at the Ostkreuz station on early morning on December 2, 2010 in Berlin, as the capital was covered with a white blanket of snow making travel difficult. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) #
Canoes are parked in a Erdre river snow-covered bank on December 2, 2010 in Nantes, western France. Snow and ice in France forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars, caused major disruption to flights at Paris airports and shut down half of Eurostar trains to London. (FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images) #
Ice crystals are seen on a pane of glass near Heidelberg, southwestern Germany, on December 3, 2010, as northern Europe suffered an unseasonable cold snap, which lasted nearly a week. (DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images) #
Frozen power lines hang with Mount Krivan (2494 m) in the background on December 5, 2010 near Liptovksy Mikulas in Slovakia. An ongoing cold wave with heavy snow and record low temperatures delayed air flights and snarled road travel across much of Europe. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Union Pacific locomotive stands on the tracks running next to Highway 30 February 3, 2011 east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
A giraffe looks out from its cage at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, on December 3, 2010. Most of the animals at the zoo were being kept inside because they couldn't stand the cold temperatures. (Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images) #
Archie Kirk plays in the snow as his school remained closed after heavy snow, in Brighton, southern England on December 3, 2010. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #
Fall and winter meet on Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010, as snow covers the mountains along Berthoud Pass in Colorado. RJ Sangosti/ The Denver Post #
Children sled in Heiloo on December 4, 2010 after heavy snow fell in the southern and northern regions of the Netherlands. (Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images) #
Skiers in a cable car on December 4, 2010 in Megeve ski station, where 20% of the skiing runs are already opened. Megeve ski station started its season early thanks to the recent snowfalls. (JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images) #
A car sits abandoned during a heavy snowfall late night February 1, 2011 in Iowa City, United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
High waves flood a fish restaurant on the Mediterranean coast of the northern Lebanese port of Byblos as heavy winds and rain whipped across Lebanon on December 11, 2010, grounding flights, knocking down billboards and causing nationwide traffic jams in the first winter storm to hit the country after months of drought. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images) #
A municipality worker clears the mud as high waves rip off paving stones on Beirut's Mediterranean promenade as heavy winds and rain whipped across Lebanon on December 11, 2010, grounding flights, knocking down billboards and causing nationwide traffic jams in the first winter storm to hit the country after months of drought. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images) #
People walk carefully downstairs on snowcovered stairs at the Trocadero Square, on December, 19, 2010 in Paris. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) #
People ice skate on the Belterwiede, a lake in the northern part of the Netherlands, on December 20, 2010, ahead of the Dutch Marathon Championship in the village of Wanneperveen. (VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images) #
Snow covers the rooftops of buildings in central London on December 20, 2010. Thousands of stranded travelers faced a nervy battle to get home for Christmas as snow and ice caused chaos at European airports. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man with an umbrella crosses a street during snowfall in Berlin on early December 20, 2010. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) #
A member of Berlin's ice swimming club "Berliner Seehunde" (Berlin seals) makes his way to take a dip in the Orankesee lake during their traditional Christmas ice swimming session in Berlin on December 25, 2010. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) #
Tourists watch through a window of the Eiger tunnel on the way to the highest railway station in Europe - the Jungfraujoch and called the Top of Europe, at an altitude of 3580 metres of one of the most notable mountains Jungfrau, rising to an elevation of 4158 m in the Valais Alps, Switzerland on January 13, 2011. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images) #
A municipal worker uses a snow blower to remove snow from the roof of Saint-Isaac's cathedral in Saint-Petersburg on January 26, 2011. Snow fell on January 26 on Saint-Petersburg, and temperatures dropped to minus 11 degrees Celcius (13 degrees Farenheit). (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) #
Snow covers headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on January 27, 2011, the day after a snowstorm dropped 5-8 inches of snow in the Washington, DC, region. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) #
Kashmiri men walk on a foot bridge during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on February 14, 2011. The Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region had been facing extreme winter conditions, with temperatures falling to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Each winter, scores of homeless people in India die from cold due to lack of proper shelter, clothing and food. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images) #
The full moon is seen in Duisburg behind traffic lights during clear and cold weather. Weather forecasters predict subzero temperatures for the end of the week in Germany. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) #
A woman walks with her dog as snow falls in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) #
Ryan Dilhooly from Denver plays for The Ranch pond hockey team out of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Ryan wears a knit hat covered in snow as they prepare for their game in Evergreen, Colorado. Hockey teams took part in the 1st Annual Adult Pond Hockey Tournament January 8th and 9th 2011 at Evergreen Lake.