Saturday, January 6, 2018


Our football team is going to the National Playoffs. We are happy and excited and a little bemused. This is only our coach's second season and while we had big hopes for the future, we thought it was just that: the future. We didn't think this year would see us go so far.

But it did. And while we're still shaking our heads in wonder, we're all geared up for the game. Go Dawgs! Win or lose, we're proud of you!

But you may be interested to know that, despite the South's fixation on football, our college has other sports. And one of them is....

Da dum!

Ice hockey!

Yep, that's right. We have a convention hall that hosts the team's rink during hockey season. And it's open to the public for a few weeks. So when we had visitors last week, we naturally took them over.

It is a spacious rink with hideous orange rental skates. (Although you can bring your own. In fact we saw someone who did, but I suspect he's from up north where ice skating is common.) There are also tables that visitors can sit at to enjoy the spectacle of people gliding or falling face-first.

Here's the rink. We got there early so it wasn't too crowded:

And here's the Zamboni that comes out between sessions:

We almost made it for the entire hour and half session. But the next day, after the unfamiliar exercise, we had lots of groans and slow moving people!


  1. There are no shortage of rinks here, but that's to be expected. Our outdoor rinks at City Hall and Parliament Hill are open, and the Rideau Canal should be open to skaters at any time. I'm actually featuring the Hill rink on my photoblog today.

  2. Ice rinks are commonplace locations for you Canadians! Not so for us here in the South!

  3. How much fun !
    Sorry to hear about the slow moving the next day.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

    1. Just from unused muscles being put to the test! Normal activity for a couple of days got rid of the aches and pains.


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