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Canadiens Children’s Foundation helping out

Posted on April 28, 2012 on Sports:

Former Canadiens president Pierre Boivin and Steve Stotland are working together to put on a charity street hockey tournament with the goal of raising more than $300,000 for charity, in Montreal, Thursday April 26, 2012.

In trying to get a charity event off the ground, you can do a lot worse than association with Montreal’s most familiar symbol. [read more…]

The science of the backyard rink

Posted on January 8, 2011 on Opinion: Features

Having your very own rink in your backyard is a bit like being the kid with a pool in the summertime; all your friends want to come over and use it. Alfred Hummel, who has made a rink at his house for his nine year-old son for the past four winters, said lots of people enjoy it.

"My son and his friends play on it, the parents come and play on it," he said. "It gets used lots. We've had people who have never skated on it, to ex-NHL players on it." [read more…]

Who Needs Ice? Synthetic Surface Extends Season

Posted on December 12, 2010 on Hockey

Ice would not seem hard to come by in Fort Chipewyan, a tiny outpost on Lake Athabasca in northeastern Alberta. A small aboriginal community, it is accessible in winter only by a 100-mile road built from ice.  [read more…]

Hockey night in St. Albert attracts German TV crew

Posted on February 24, 2010 on Local News

The eyes of the world may be on Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics but some German-speaking games followers will also be getting a glimpse of St. Albert this week.  [read more…]

Cool as Ice

Posted on January 16, 2010 on Local News

It’s a brisk -17 C tonight, but the players are going hard, careening into the corners and rattling the boards as they jostle for a puck that insists on hiding in a forest of skates.  [read more…]

Champaign man once again turns backyard into skating rink

Posted on January 8, 2010 on News

CHAMPAIGN – Don Hiles grew up in northern Illinois where winter was not only tolerated but celebrated. "My four brothers and I, we grew up playing hockey all winter. All the neighbors played it. Everybody played hockey up there. Nobody was any good at it, but that's what we did in the winter,"  [read more…]

Backyard rink has special meaning for Falla family

Posted on December 30, 2009 on Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic 2009

My father's voice sang out from the telephone receiver, which was strange given his aversion to phones. We often joked that my father would probably reach for the garden hose before the phone if the house were ever to catch fire.  [read more…]

Drills scrape the stress off the ice

Posted on July 20, 2008 on Sports

Mike Bossy never had to go far to have fun in hockey when he was growing up in Villeray.  [read more…]

Some Montreal families skate through the cold with a handy ice surface that makes it easy to skate and practise hockey moves.

Posted on December 16, 2007 on Montreal Gazette Stories

Maria Giannascoli used to bemoan the infernal Canadian winters of snow and slush. That was until four years ago, when her husband built a backyard rink for their two sons in suburban St. Léonard. [read more…]

Home ice advantage
Backyard skating rinks sharpen skills, family fun

Posted on 2007 on News

Lucas Hoffman, 3, of Westborough gets up from the ice after a fall while skating last month with family and friends on the backyard rink set up by his father, Dennis. (JOHN BOHN/GLOBE STAFF)  [read more…]

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