It’s been at least 45 years

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  1. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Since I skated and played hockey
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    How long since you've performed either independently? :D
     
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    mad dog Friend of Leo's

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    I never played hockey, but loved skating. Hardly got the opportunity after high school. Decades ago, laced up and hit a rink on Long Island. Fell quite hard and nearly dislocated my shoulder. The ice had become much harder than I remembered it.
     
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    It's been more than that for me but then I never could skate properly
     
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    Skating is fun, never played hockey. I am way too old now to skate as the force of gravity is a lot stronger now compared to when I was younger. Falling hurts a lot more now, plus I need a crane to help me get back up.
     
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    a lot as a kid.when my daughter was younger we built her a small skating rink.i made an attempt but my ankles were like rubber.stopped before i killed myself.
     
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    When I was a kid the stream in the neighborhood park would freeze over, the Park District would low off two sections- one for the figure skaters, one for us hockey players. Never was very good. Nighttime skating outside can be VERY cold.

    the figure skating area was near the warming house. Hot cocoa and lots of organ music played over the outdoor speakers.

    I’ll bet it has been 20 years since the ice was good enough to do that.

    Now they make one of those temporary flooded impoundments in the outfield at a ballpark. Hard to fall through that ice.
     
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    If I put skates on today I'd need the hockey stick just to hold myself up.
     
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    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    I was fortunate enough to have a friend who lived on the edge of town, and his parents had a pond on their property.

    If we got at least 6 guys, we were playing hockey. I had a pair of hockey skates and figure skates. My skating skills were sub par. I never got the hang of skating backwards, which is a big deficit where hockey is concerned.

    That seems like it was eons ago. I wouldn’t skate now. I don’t like getting hurt.
     
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    This.
    it was fun nonetheless.
    Outside rink
     
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    Bones have less flex in them as you age. Just something to keep in mind.:)
     
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    Yes, I forgot. When I was a teenager, I remember that it got so cold that the creek outside of town would freeze. Me and a couple buddies would skate the creek for miles. I haven’t seen that creek frozen in at least 35-40 years.
     
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    I played beer league hockey as recently as 8 years ago and maybe once or twice I'll get out on the lake with my kids. I miss hockey, but couldn't take the terrible ice times we would get during the week. I got an 8-5 to get to the next day.
     
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    Even the best fall...

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    A neighbor, let's call him Joe, is several years old than me.

    He plays in a no-check league in a town down the river.

    Last year some bonehead checked him.

    The bonehead got piled-on by guys from BOTH teams.

    They all like Joe and look out for him.

    :)
     
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