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mybackyardicerink.com Ezine Issue #14 - Rideau Canal, Winterlude Festival and more
March 06, 2012
mybackyardicerink.com Issue # 14 - March 2012
One Diehard Hockey Fan
Before she found fame and fortune as a singer, at age 10 she was skating circles around the boys on her Pee Wee Hockey team.
(Photo is courtesy of RCA)
She earned MVP two years in a row playing right wing.
For three weekends every winter, the Skateway is jam-packed with people. That is thanks to the Winterlude Festival, also known as 'Bal de neige' to the Quebecois. The Winterlude Festival features public skating across the Skateway, ice sculpture competitions, musical concerts, a huge ice playground, and lots of various events around Ottawa. It is a whole ton of fun.
The Winterlude Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every February. In 2012, Winterlude is scheduled for February 3 - 20.
(Photo of Winterlude is Published on Flickr by ‘mathewingram’
Whether you visit during the festival, or simply skate the miles of ice in a greater degree of solitude, the Rideau Canal Skateway experience is sure to be a rewarding one.
If you are lucky enough to get a chance, take your buddies, family or neighborhood hockey team, and skate till you drop on the Rideau Canal.
Arena NettingSince 2002, NHL hockey arenas have installed arena netting in each arena to prevent stray pucks from resulting in freak accidents with potential lethal consequences.
Arena netting might be a good thing for your own backyard ice rink. It could protect your windows, your neighbor's windows, your car, your dog, not to mention keep your pucks inside your ice rink so you don’t have to go chasing them every time you practice or play.
It comes in a variety of sizes, colors and materials. You'll find lots of specifications and details at arena netting page.
Finish This Sentence Contest!The folks in Alabama have their own sayings ...
You might be a redneck if you mow your lawn and find your missing Chevy truck...
We want to know: You might be a hockey fan if.... If what??
Up here where the sky turns into cold white powder for months of the year, we love our backyard ice rinks, skating under evening lights, and cheering the home team or favorite NHL hockey team. We bundle to the eyeballs in order to watch the kids skate in the worst of weather and cheer their victories or efforts.
And now, we're curious! How would YOU finish that sentence??
Can you come up with the appropriate, and/or obvious, punchline?
Send your replies to Info [at] mybackyardicerink[dot]com.
We'll publish them on the website. The winner will receive a 20' x 10' high-quality protective rink hockey netting, type NTR 3.500".
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