Around the Arena: Top 12 Pond Hockey Rinks

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pond hockey with mountains

It is that time of year where outdoor ice rinks start to pop-up throughout North America. When I see these rinks I can’t help but want to have hockey go back to the roots of the game, the great white outdoors of winter. Any outdoor rink is awesome for a game of “pond hockey”, but some outdoor rinks have the atmosphere and setting to truly be a special venue. Here are my top 12 North American picks for outdoor rinks to play some pond hockey on.  (Note: some of these rinks have restrictions/rules against or inhibiting the play of hockey on them, therefore it is more where I wish I could play pond hockey)

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Goalies: How the Colour of Goalie Pads Matters

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Different Colors of Goalie Pads

A goalie’s equipment is a somewhat personal matter. We all take pride on some sort of level with the gear that we own. It’s ours, we wear it constantly, and so much of it can reflect how we play as well as our personality. Some pads may be outgoing and flashy, while others conservative and utility based, but the decision between these two choices can all be reflected in the choice of colours for your pads.

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