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05-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA
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it's too expensive to build rinks in warm climate. here in kassel the rink was build by a hockey fan, but it was in the 70s. there are a lot of kids willing to play hockey, but we need a 2nd rink for 15 years now and there's no hope in sight. it's simply too expensive.
hockey in kassel started when they flooded a tennis court and froze it.
but these days the winters are hardly cold enough to do that.
Not sure how,but I know if there were more ice available you could get more kids to play and have adult rec leagues as well. That could only help the game grow in the country. Maybe there are a few deep pocketed hockey fans who might be willing....Maybe someone like a Hecht or Sturm could jump in on a rink building program to help get some more into the game.
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