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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

How to appreciate your nice hockey skates

Forget to bring them to practice, and be forced to practice in rental hockey skates (that Belmont Iceland was kind enough to lend for free). Not only are they so dull that it's like skating on a pair of chopsticks, but they're a horrible rust color that sharply contrasts with every single other hockey skate on the ice. That, and they are so hard to tighten that they require lacing up three times each. (The upside: someone left behind a lace puller. Thanks, Someone!)

The only upside is that when Barb asks you to skate harder, you can say, "I'm just a little unsure in these skates" and she lets you off the hook. Ha ha ha!

Jena was so welcoming; it was sweet. And Tiffany back-handed a goal into the net and lifted it! This is her first season; she's not supposed to do things like that. Great to see Nora back on the ice, although I think her knees were not doing well. And of course, both Liz and Andrea were greatly missed. Jena made up for it by hocking chunks of snow at Steph. Well done!


At 12:15 PM, December 07, 2005, Blogger Viv said...

Aww, that makes me miss guestcoaching Green.

As for Tiffany's high-flying backhand, wha?! It took me 3 years! Not fair! As Jena would say today, waah!

At 9:56 AM, December 08, 2005, Blogger cheddah said...

Vivo, you are welcome to guestcoach any time.

Jennie - dontcha just love your skates? (note: if you hug 'em, leave the guards on)

At 10:46 AM, December 08, 2005, Blogger Jennie said...

I second the Vivo suggestion.

Cheddah, good idea about the guards. Yes, I LOVE my skates. (Thanks, Andrea! Or rather, Thanks, Andrea's feet!)


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