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Hockey in Britain part 3
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02-28-2013, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Moncton, NB
Originally Posted by
J17 Vs Proclamation
Yes, Slovenia has a somewhat greater avdantage in Winter Sports ...
There is literally no reason for us to excel at winter sports.
And to those who say we specialise in certain sports ... so? Nearly every nation does. Somewhat of a preposterous argument.
I can relate this to Canada.
We hunker down in the winter and treat stuff as puritan jobs.
In the 2 or 3 months of simmer we treat as play time.
Soccer/football has higher participation numbers than hockey at youth levels. But we take our kids away from summer sports to go to the cottage/shore/lake/woods every weekend.
Even my local senior baseball has learnt that Sunday night games after 7pm brings a higher attendance as people are coming home from the summer weekend than Fridays when folk are leaving for the weekend.
As someone on here likes to say it's a cultural thing.
But with a lack of natural ice for a month or three just lay down ice pads whether they seat 2 or 20,000.
No ice time no development
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