Why has Russia so low hockey population ?
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06-17-2013, 04:20 AM
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I agree, nice story. Sounds like what we call shinny. You never told us where you live, how come?
I think it's pretty obvious from my posts that I'm an AkBars fan. My primary home is Kazan, but I travel a lot(always hate to miss playoff time in Kazan).
The situation with youth hockey in Kazan or Tatarstan for that matter is very much different as I wrote. We have a bunch of indoor rinks in Kazan and a lot of outdoor rinks(again) mostly affiliated with schools(no hockey schools). Kids go playing there a lot in winter. We do too. There is a lot of casual hockey. But I've also seen a kid(not older than 4 or 5 probably) with a personal skating trainer at a rink in Kazan. So parents are really serious about the kid's hockey education.
The story above is from a neighboring region the Mari El.
Google helps. I even found one picture of the team:
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