Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hockey Memories

We skated on our rink for the first time on Saturday, It was REALLY great to get back on the ice and play till our heart's content again.
I was thinking about way back when we first started making a skating rink, and I thought I would share some pictures as well as memories about it.

Please forgive the length of this post. We do play hockey everyday in the winter, so hockey is pretty much our life for 4 months out of the year!

It all began with an old barn. That old barn became so old that it was finally demolished for safety sake. All that was left was a pile of rubble and the foundation.
One day we decided to clean up all that rubble and use the foundation to make a skating rink! So clean, clean and clean up we did.

The first year that we skated on it was 2006....
These were the only pictures I could find of that first year. Back then we didn't skate very often, and none of us girls were very into hockey... yet.

In 2007 we put boards all around our rink. And our hockey adventures began in earnest....

This was also the first year that we had our "skating shack" and our wood stove...

Our dog "Jamie" would always retrieve our balls whenever we lost them over the boards. She would just sit there... waiting for us to call her.

Dad flooding in 2008...

In 2008 we added another member to our family! And also another hockey player :)

We would skate and skate and skate... until we practically had no ice left!


Those "battles along the boards" are always lots of fun!

We always have a BLAST when our grandparents join us for a game. They both make AMAZING goalies!

Not many people can say that their Grandma plays hockey with them! Believe me... she is GOOD!

This year our rink has been re-located... and made bigger! We are REALLY enjoying all the new space. You can go to Becka's blog to see some pictures of our new rink.

And so we say goodbye to the long winter once again. 
Goodbye to afternoons spent wondering what to do :)
Hello bruises and bumps.
Hello fun family time.

❀ Jennifer


Shelby said...

wow! that looks like fun.

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

Great post girl!! Losts of memories have been made through the Winters gone by, and I can't wait for more to be made this year!

Anonymous said...

what would we do without hockey?!?! :)
Yep it's just great fun!!
Looking forward to playing lots this year!
Great post Jenny!
Love ya!