Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friends On the Ice

The summer ice came in a few weeks ago, and it’s one of those things where people don’t always know about it and consequently, don’t show up. This is a bummer for the arena, but also for people who are on the ice. The more the merrier, as the saying goes.

This time around, I sent a message out to all the hockey families letting them know, and lo and behold, it was a zoo out there. Plus, as you can see in this picture, hockey players get along so well. The hardcore high school kids came out in full force, and took over one end of the ice. Man those guys are good. On the other end, there were a couple dozen kids, and it was a blast. In all honesty, there might have been too many kids, because it was a bit crowded, but fun, nonetheless.

A funny sidenote was that A didn’t really want to go, she doesn’t really enjoy the open sticks because it tends to be mostly boys. The really enjoyable aspect for her is to be with her buddies, so she tried to contact them all to see if they were going to the open stick. She couldn’t get ahold of them, but when we got to the arena, they were all there. Talk about serendipity, I love when that happens.

It was fun being back on the ice, especially when the kids get to see their buddies. It also makes life easier on me, which is no small thing.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Mika Kylmäniemi for the pic.

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