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  1. #11
    Yes, love pond hockey.... not really good at it but I try anyway! There is an old mill pond very close to my house that we are currently waiting for permission to use this winter. This should be good, a bunch of guys and girls that don't play very well getting together once a week to play. Beer will be involved

    Skating on a great body of frozen water is awesome! Literally skating for a mile(s) is a pretty awesome feeling
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  2. #12
    This could be a good pond hockey year! The stagnant water had already froze once this winter. The thaw may have taken away any ice, but the water has remained very cold. With the upcoming week+ of single/low double digit highs and subzero lows combined with 35 degree +/- water, there should be plenty of natural rinks all over the Northeast. I'll be dulling my skates and making some new shinny boxes this week with hopes of skating next week!

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    Re: Shinny/Pond Hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by Bene288 View Post
    This could be a good pond hockey year! The stagnant water had already froze once this winter. The thaw may have taken away any ice, but the water has remained very cold. With the upcoming week+ of single/low double digit highs and subzero lows combined with 35 degree +/- water, there should be plenty of natural rinks all over the Northeast. I'll be dulling my skates and making some new shinny boxes this week with hopes of skating next week!
    I hope so for you, sounds like more fun then tennis court hockey I grew up playing in long Island.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Bene288 View Post
    This could be a good pond hockey year! The stagnant water had already froze once this winter. The thaw may have taken away any ice, but the water has remained very cold. With the upcoming week+ of single/low double digit highs and subzero lows combined with 35 degree +/- water, there should be plenty of natural rinks all over the Northeast. I'll be dulling my skates and making some new shinny boxes this week with hopes of skating next week!
    My neighbor built a rink just last week, so his timing couldn't have been better. I'm hoping to make it over at least one night this week. And with all the little ponds and such in the area, tons of choices. I'm not a very good skater, but I love getting out there in the cold air and just moving around on skates.

  5. #15
    Pond ice = fast ice! Yeah, I can remember those days...grade school-HS living ~10mi north of Lansingburgh... Bene. Along the top-half of the Hudson Valley lip...back then it was jostly country/woods...down to the last ~mile from the river....but has always been kind of depressing since skiing. The miles we hiked in those days, thru knee+ deep stuff(& dropoffs galore)...just to get to a little pond where we'd simply pass the damn puck around... Talkin' mid 60s to early 70s.....the area would get pounded with snow...but very sick kiddies...LOL...only ONE person I knew of...an older brother of hocky-friend used to ski...was clearly the smart guy..

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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbog View Post
    Pond ice = fast ice! Yeah, I can remember those days...grade school-HS living ~10mi north of Lansingburgh... Bene. Along the top-half of the Hudson Valley lip...back then it was jostly country/woods...down to the last ~mile from the river....but has always been kind of depressing since skiing. The miles we hiked in those days, thru knee+ deep stuff(& dropoffs galore)...just to get to a little pond where we'd simply pass the damn puck around... Talkin' mid 60s to early 70s.....the area would get pounded with snow...but very sick kiddies...LOL...only ONE person I knew of...an older brother of hocky-friend used to ski...was clearly the smart guy..

    Old Log Cabin Stories.....LOL.
    Sounds like paradise..

  7. #17
    Sure reads like it...but didn't know it at the time....from a non-anything family..sigh. Ahh, make that "mostly"..not "jostly"..lol.
    What one could have done with today's skis of width....

    SteveD

  8. #18
    My wife and I went ice skating on Sunday morning in Bratt near the Retreat. If there was any plus in the thaw (I'm digging deep here kids), the surface of the ice was awesome. A few bumps and rough spots, but overall, smooth. And you didn't have to shovel....the entire area was open.


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  9. #19
    Use to do this growing the 'Burg.

    Right, Warp.

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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
    Use to do this growing the 'Burg.

    Right, Warp.


    Ah, Rideau Canal.....it's on my bucket list. Will probably have to be sans wife, since she won't put on skates, or go to Ottawa in the middle of winter, for that matter....

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