Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Love Thy Neighbour (and Hockey)

Who loves their neighbour enough to take down the fence that divides their properties and build the biggest baddest backyard rink you'll ever see? Apparently two (I'm assuming men) in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. I'm having serious rink envy. Last weekend I went with the youth to the nearest rink (35 min away) for a skating activity. It was a blast. If I had a rink in my backyard like this, I'm positive Joshua (once he figured out the whole skating thing) would be out there everyday. Soon you'd be seeing a child prodigy like Sidney Crosby in the making and by age 17 Kevin Lowe would be calling me up begging me to sign Joshua on to the Edmonton Oilers to save the team and bring them back to Stanley Cup Champions. Sorry Kev, I live in Kansas. It doesn't stay cold enough here to have a rink all winter long. Maybe if Steve gets a job in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or...Canada, we could work out a deal. In the mean time, I'll just have to cheer my Oilers on by listening to them on the Internet. C'mon boys PLEASE make the playoffs. Even if it is eighth seed.





Complete with the homemade John Deere Zamboni...



4 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Blogger thomasheidisimpson said...

wow, that is truly weird. but, if i liked cold weather that much, i would probably be ALL about it. it's sort of like sharing an olympic sized pool with your neighbors in alabama, eh? the other funny this is that you said that you live in kansas and that it doesn't stay cold long enough. we went to 29 degrees today after 70 degrees yesterday and you would have thought the world was ending.

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

HOLY COW! That is one of the coolest things ever (the John Deere zamboni)!

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger USteven said...

It is good to see some good ol' time back yard hockey again in the crisp night air. (She shoots ~ she scores!!!). None of that fake indoor rink stuff.

Any chance of setting up a back rink down in the US?

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Sarah Beck said...

Uncle Steve--I wish we could have a rink down here. We've had an unseasonably cooler winter this year. It's snowed about 4 or 5 times. And it will stick for 2-3 days. Other than that it'll get really warm again and everything will melt away. It's probably more realistic to build that olympic sized pool.

 

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