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02-06-2013, 06:02 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
I've played ice hockey, roller hockey, ball hockey. I've coached ice hockey and street hockey games. I've refereed games. I think hockey every day.
I have never played underwater hockey but have thought about it. Now, I discover there's underwater ice hockey?!!!
I would do it
in a nanosecond
if I had the money to take the time and cover expenses. I'm turning 44 this year, about to do my first triathlon this coming fall, but would most like to try:
Underwater ice hockey (also called sub-aqua ice hockey) is a minor extreme sport that is a variant of ice hockey. It is
played upside-down underneath frozen pools or ponds. Participants wear wetsuits and flippers, and use the underside of the frozen surface as the playing area for a floating puck
. Competitors do not utilize any breathing apparatuses, but instead surface for air every 30 seconds.
It is not to be confused with underwater hockey, in which the floor of a swimming pool and a sinking puck are used.
The first underwater ice hockey world cup was held at Weissensee, Austria in February 2007.
Finland finished first
, followed by Austria and Slovakia. The other playing nations were Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia.
A Team Canada needs to participate! (Gawd, if I was 20 years younger...) Finland rocks so hard in hockey, even underwater ice hockey. If I wasn't Canadian I'd wish to be a Finn.
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