When I was a kid, we lived in the country and my father made a rink every year for about a dozen years. My brother and I spent the most time on it, but the only other neighbourhood kids our age - four boys - spent a good chunk of their winters on it too.Well, an interesting thing happened in the comments section for that recent article. Actually, two interesting things.
The first interesting thing was that I received comments from two guys about synthetic ice, since I also mentioned synthetic ice in that post. You can check out more about their products at their websites, for Global Synthetic Ice and IcePro. Great-looking stuff, but certainly not in the budget for my rink.
The other interesting thing was receiving a comment from one of the "other neighbourhood kids our age," Steve Sabean, who happened onto my blog via my Facebook page. Steve, his brothers Mike & Mark, and the other neighbourhood kid - Mark Smith - could all tell you about the rink, since they and Jaimie and I basically grew up on that ice. As Steve said in his comment, "I sure remember all those winter days spent on the Kane hockey rink. The good ole days." Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, Steve!