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05-01-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyB View Post
I'm in the suburbs outside northeast Philadelphia.
Sorry to hear about all your issues. Maybe beginner classes will start picking up at the rinks in your area. Keep looking around for ones as new ones seem to be popping up around Chicago all the time and it was not always like that. When I started playing 3 years ago there were only a couple adult clinics and now it seems like every rink in the area has one.

The main rink in Chicago has 3 levels of clinics and they break it up into skill levels. If they think you are too good they will bump you up or kick you out and refund your money. They'll tell you that up front. They have 101, 102, and then Instructional. The classes are so popular that they have to do a lottery for new guys. I'm in their Instructional class now and when I first took it the class was full of ringers who were all buddies so I know how ****** that can feel. The class has actually gotten better over time and I really enjoy it now but it was a tough go at first.

Don't let these guys get you down about hockey. Find a place to keep playing.

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