Why isn't Hockey big in Britain or France?
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01-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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Im not sure but I think Britain has rinks, its not that different to other small hockey nations, its just that the ice-time for hockey is severely limited and it is not played in schools
. Even ice-skating is not accessible through schools - very much perceived as a marginalised 'hobby'.
I'm a big sports fan and had the opportunity to play a lot of different sports growing up. I got to ice-skate about 5 times in 10 years and absolutely no chance to play hockey.
It depends where you live, when I lived in Wales I was 50 miles away from the rink in Cardiff. Now in Swindon I'm 300 yards from the rink .
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