Sledge Hockey and Winter {again}

You know you have a cool job when a bunch of Recreation Directors and Physical Activity Coordinators get together for two days of meetings and then have an “activity” in the evening….and maybe a few social beverages.

Last week, I had the opportunity to try another sport! Enter sledge hockey! I’ve seen it on TV and I’ve seen the sledges in the arena’s but I have never before sat in one. Thursday night, we all geared up and into the sledges we went.

sledge hockey march 2014

We had an instructor with us and he taught us the basics: how to power yourself forward with the sticks, how to turn, how to stop {though none of us really figured that out} and how to get up if you fall over!

The one thing you don’t want to do is fall over….and I learned that the hard way. Next time I will wear elbow pads to save my elbows from the falls. It’s super hard to pull yourself back up….lots of laughter and even more might will get you back on your blades.

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First time for everything, right?!?!?! So much fun!

Our instructor had us line up on the red line (end of the rink) and proceeded to tell us what we were going to do {race to the other end}. I sat in the middle of the group, looked to the left and then the right, and saw that everyone was ready to go. Sticks in position and just waiting for the word go….nothing like having a bunch of reckies on the ice and in complete competition with each other. Seriously, we were all very competitive!

Like I said, I’ve never tried this before and let me tell you, I don’t remember the last time I laughed so much! I had a blast! I even managed to get the puck a few times and make a few passes. What an awesome sport!

snow on wednesday

Winter….wait, it’s Spring…no it’s winter in Nova Scotia.  Oi, Oi, Oi….we are getting a MASSIVE storm tonight/tomorrow 😦

And by storm, I mean BLIZZARD…. 35 to 45cm of the dam white stuff and category 1 hurricane winds. Oh my.

I’m pretty sure it’s spring. It’s spring somewhere, right? I honestly felt like crying when I heard about this blizzard a few days ago. I’m not sure what’s going on with the weather in Nova Scotia (and the eastern coast). 90% of our storms all fell on Wednesdays too! What’s up with that?

Have you ever tried sledge hockey? 

Is it spring yet where you live?

Are you expecting any crazy weather this week? 

I’ll keep you posted on the blizzard 😦 Let’s hope we don’t lose power!