Pond Hockey - Yeah Man

Discussion in 'Sports' started by RhinoVonHawkrider, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Well thanks to the cold spell in the Northeast, me & kids are able to play pond hockey:clap:clap

    I used to do this all the time when I was a kid, when we used to actually have a Winter. I grew up in North NJ & now live in Pa (Lehigh Valley) But as most know, most Winters are not that cold anymore, nor do we get that much snow either. At least around here. So if I can't ride, at least some ice fun! Kids had a great time.

    Well we were out the last 2 daze, perfectly sunny & no wind:freaky
    Some of my kids

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    My son & his friends

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  2. yeroc40

    yeroc40 Been here awhile

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    Got to take my daughter out for some pond hockey on Sunday. The snowfall got to be a little bit of a distraction though
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  3. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Yeah, I love it too. For the last number of years it's been my favorite form of hockey, mostly playing with/against dogbrother Comet. :wink:

    I'm only wearing the Blackhawks jersey because being an Alaska Native I like the logo and in part because I grew up a few doors down from Scotty Gomez who helped them win the Stanley Cup a couple times. :D

    These pics are from a year or 2 ago. As you are reading this, Comet and I are celebrating 17yrs together on Feb 1st!

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    We even got our pic in the paper. Over the years people have told us we should be in America's Funniest Home Videos. :lol3
    Warmest regards from way up north, Mark & Comet

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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Great Thread, Great Pics people. :clap
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  5. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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  6. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I should have my skates sharpened. Every city park has an open sheet for skating and a boarded area for pickup games.

    I should really stick to boot hockey, but falling on my ass is more fun. :lol3
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  7. yeroc40

    yeroc40 Been here awhile

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    Prepping for tomorrow
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  8. floydfan

    floydfan n00b

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    I am trying to find a place to take my kids to play ice hockey. I am also from the lehigh valley. I noticed your son is wearing a Nazareth sweatshirt. where in the lehigh valley are you guys ice skating at? :rofl
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  9. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Growing up on the pond , for me it’s nice to pass along another great outdoor sport
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  10. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Up in Bushkill - Go to sports fields on Bushkill Center Rd and park in the right corner, walk past the pavilion and there is a small pond back there. I've not been up there this Winter, but U will probably have to clear off snow...Have fun
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  11. Geoff

    Geoff Long timer

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    Good thread.

    I grew up playing pond hockey. I went on to play in house leagues, high school and college. Hockey is a great sport.
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  12. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    This thread brings back great memories! Thanks
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  13. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

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    I didn't know Dennis Miller played Hockey..:lol3 Looks like you had a lot of fun..
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  14. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Round Lake, in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO. It's only *called* a lake. It's the one with the fountain in middle of it, near the Grand Dr. bridge, northeast part of the park.

    Daytimes we skated there. Nighttimes, after work in the restaurants along Euclid Ave, we skated after hours at Steinberg Rink, just over the hill from the lake. Though the rink lights were off, the sodium-vapor lamps along the nearby roads gave enough light to play all night, stopping occasionally to lie flat against the ice for a few seconds, to escape the attention of any police cruising by.

    Best we have is a park with a low flat area where, when a cold enough weather spell is forecast (not often), they block the storm drain, pump in a few inches of water and we get more than enough ice for a full-size rink. This is our fourth year in a row with no ice so far. We did get an artificial mini-rink next to the new parking garage, though.
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  15. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    First place I thought about this post STL, 70s


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  16. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    Yep, late 1970s through 1985.
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