nature, Photography Ice Hockey Feb 14, 2022 Lynette d'Arty-Cross 18 Comments The national sport on an outdoor rink. Happy week. 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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This is a very Canadian picture!
Yes, it certainly is!
The way it was meant to be played. I recall spending hours on the Assiniboine River ice that I first had to shovel. Crappy skates, frozen feet and bad ankles for life. Sigh. Happy Monday Lynette. Allan
You have that right! It was a lot of work but the fun! And yes, my ankles have been unstable since then, too. We were a busy crowd of kids. I remember doing something similar with the toboggan hill; we had to prep it first before totally wearing ourselves out walking up and sliding down. No video games then! 🙂
I used to love skating on the tiny rink outside our elementary school. Of course the big boys would have to first get all the snow off it (every time) with those wide ice rink shovels.
Wasn’t it great? Part of the reason I used to sleep so well when I a kid was because I had worn myself out while playing in the fresh air. There were so many cold-related things to do!
We used to play out in the snow and go through so many wet mittens that we started using thick socks on our hands, one pair after another. That worked until my mom finally said that was enough laundry for her to do.
I had forgotten about that! We used to do that too. And most of the mittens and socks had been knitted by my mother. Thick and hardy!
I just read Allan’s comment ( Crappy skates, frozen feet and bad ankles for life) and have to agree. But it was fun just the same.
Wasn’t it? I have crappy ankles too, and I’m sure that’s part of the reason!
The way it used to be played!
It still is in a lot of places, and most communities here maintain a number of neighbourhood outdoor rinks. Even the NHL still occasionally plays games on outdoor rinks.
I bet the cold makes them skate faster!
It does! They have to stay warm!
It was very pretty with the sun low in the sky like that.
That is a really good shot – well framed photo!
Thank you very much. 🙂 My days of getting down that low are numbered (touchy knees) though.