What pond Buckingham or Washington Park?
Looks awesome ^ We were planning a pond hockey game on Saturday, but skiing gets priority in a low snow year! There's a pond right near my house, it skated awesome yesterday.
You have a real nice pond at the Crossings in Colonie/Latham. We used to sneak in there at night to play shinny since they don't allow stick and pucks during the day skates. Absolutely insane seeing how big that pond is, they could easily rope off an area for hockey. I remember the last time we went, there were "Thin Ice - No Skating" signs up, however the ice must have been 8" thick, people in this area know nothing about ice.. It was always cool seeing the carp fish under the ice there. There's thousands of them.
I live 2 seconds from the crossings and they still have the closed sign up for skating. I grew up playing hockey at both Buckingham and Washington Park and had alot of good games there. What pond were you talking about? I lived in Albany(Whitehall Rd.) most of my life so I know the area. Happy Birthday
Thanks for the birthday vibes! I skate at Buckingham pond, I live right off of Western in that neighborhood, so I can just walk down with my stick and skates. I have skated at Washington Park, and am planning to poach the Crossings soon since the ice is usually really great there. That's insane that it's still closed. The ice at Buckingham was 6"+ thick. I imagine it's similar in Latham. Plenty safe in my opinion.
My fraternity got in some pond hockey in New Brunswick. Great time!
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Pond hockey is one of those things from childhood that I miss most.
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I just loved skating on wide open expanses. Didn't even have to be hockey necessarily
He also would drive his old Model T up and down the frozen river. The river here is tidal so that's be scary at low tide wouldn't it?
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