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03-23-2011, 04:08 PM
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I don't mind the drinking in the room (1 or 2 of course), but it's when the idiots decide to light up a cigarette, as illegal as it is, without regards to what anyone else cares that pisses me off! Bad enough, I just busted my butt out there, but now I have to inhale your second hand smoke while I am trying to wind down.

Actually one team I played against at this private rink mentioned in a post of mine above, would drink heavily before they went on, not to mention if you walked by their dressing room (which they kept tightly closed), you could clearly smell that they were smoking alright, but not tobacco!

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03-23-2011, 04:12 PM
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you could clearly smell that they were smoking alright, but not tobacco!
I bet they are abuncha no good hippies...=>

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In our locker room I've seen then drink before. Also after the game in the parking lot, people will pull out lawn chairs, sit, chat, and drink. Never been an issue.

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I bet they are abuncha no good hippies...=>
I don't know about that, but they were all old Jr B/C team mates and they lit everybody up, plus had a guy who wore a G on the front where the C would go. G for Goon.

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Rink where I play is privately owned and run. I don't know what the official policy is, but I'm sure they don't complain about the extra revenue they get from all the beer cans in the recycle bins in each locker room.

City owned/run rinks seem to care alot more and will nail ya to the wall if they catch you. Understandably, considering they focus mainly on minor hockey over adult rec.

Smoking is a big no no, but some teammates still light up. Which I find annoying as hell considering don't smoke and hate walking into a room with the lingering stench.

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After a tough loss, the guy who runs my league asked us if we had any beer in the dressing room as we were coming off the ice. We responded yes, and he said "well that's the important thing." So it's expected, even though there are signs everywhere saying no alcohol in the dressing rooms. Hell, people roll in coolers and have two fours in plain view (not even hidden in a bag) on their way in.

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I live an Texas, and it's plenty fine.

Same for Colorado. I couldn't imagine what Hockey would be like without the Canadian Gatorade following it.

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03-23-2011, 07:33 PM
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obviously this is for the adults.....so the thread about the co-ed locker rooms got me to wondering, do you drink in the locker room after your game? and if so, where (in the world) do you play?

this has become a minor issue in our local league. in Atlanta you are NOT allowed to bring alcohol into the rink. not sure why, it's just the way it's always been. every season we get complaints from the rink about a team leaving beer cans in the locker room, usually done by a guy who's just moved here and doesn't know any better. typically after games we either tailgate in the parking lot or head down to the bar which is maybe 100 yards from the rink.
Do you play in Kennesaw or Gwinnett

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In the arenas near where i live there is signs in every room. However, everyone in a beer league does it. And if the guys running the rink are not a bunch of sallies, they wont say a word.

Likely you will even find them coming into the room and chatting....however there is a few 'power trip' guys that want to get there nose in on everything....usually more often do it against the younger guys rather than bothering the older ones.

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My men's league team will have a post game locker room beer fairly often. As others have stated it's never technically allowed, but at the rink I play at this rule is not enforced whatsoever.

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03-23-2011, 09:55 PM
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The rink I play in has a clear no alcohol in the dressing room policy. My team has a beer duty sign up sheet. Being a rookie, the first time I brought it I cleaned up the empties afterwards. Later on I found out that we leave the empties for the rink workers so they can return them for the deposit.

We don't carry the beer in "obviously", by which I mean clearly showing its beer. I usually pack it in my bag, other people bring coolers (not plastic, lunch bag looking).

We also only drink after the games. Can't imagine playing a rec league without the beer.

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03-23-2011, 10:17 PM
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We have a beer rotation in our team, we play out of burnaby technically not allowed but rink hands seem to look the other way as long as we dont stay in the locker rooms for more than 30 to 45 min. Aren't adult leagues called Beer leagues for a reason? Maybe because of all the beer bellies LOL




Like to add: our locker rooms are provided with recycling bins, we dispose of them there cause if a mess is left behind, i'm pretty sure those rink workers would remember us next time and clear us out before we could start drinking.


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I personally don't but as for other people, it really only bothers me because a lot of those guys never clean up after themselves.

Nothing more annoying than walking into your room and the previous team has beer cans all over.


(although I'm generalizing, it's possible that per team, it may actually just be 1 or 2 or maybe just a handful within the team that are guilty of it) but still, doesn't make it any less annoying.

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03-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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Beer is ok in cans only. No bottles. Hell, most of the time the refs come and tell us "good game" because they know we'll offer them one.

There is a rink a bit north from us (in Valencia, CA) that actually serves it too.

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Do you play in Kennesaw or Gwinnett
neither. I play for the AAHL and we play out of The Cooler, The Ice and the MIC. my team had the very first league game at the Ice. afterwards the owner came out and took pictures of "The first tailgate at the Ice."
for us the parking lot is similar to the locker room for most of you. officially drinking is not allowed but as long as we clean up after ourselves the rink turns a blind eye. occasionally the cops drive through but they never give us a hard time. after Winter breaks teams will bring grills and hang out all afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.

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Yes indeed, we have a cooler of beer rolled in for every game.

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we drank till midnight in the locker room last night(after a 9:15 start)

work sucks this morning

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Against the rules, but not enforced.

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my junior b team which was relocated this year gave us 24 beer after every win, which was sadly not very often. Last year when we played in the old town we had unlimited beer after every home game nomatter what the outcome. We would have a couple dozen or so in the dressing room while we sat around taking our gear off, while some guys went in the bathroom and smoked things other than cigarettes. Then once we were ready we would go to the back of the arena where we had our own little room with a bar built and couches and everything all just for the team. Back here there was usually a keg tapped or at least a fridge full of beer and we would drink until we would have to leave and get on the last ferry (it was on an island). In the rec league on that same island every team brings in around 4 or 5 dozen a game and the rink attendant puts them in a cooler for us. Some players drink some dont. The league is sponsored by labatt so with the money we build off selling beer at rec we have several team parties throughout the year.

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03-24-2011, 11:48 AM
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the body craves nothing more after a good cardio and strenuous workout than alcohol. lol

i dont think i could stomach a beer right after a game.

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All the time at pickup, but usually I don't drink myself. Everybody cleans up their trash as far as I know.

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the body craves nothing more after a good cardio and strenuous workout than alcohol. lol

i dont think i could stomach a beer right after a game.
other than water (which you should be drinking throughout the game) I can't think of anything more than a cold beer that really hits the spot after a game. Beer has B vitamin nutrients too that aid in the recovery process. Now obviously having too much is not good, but a couple is actually good for you.

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the body craves nothing more after a good cardio and strenuous workout than alcohol. lol

i dont think i could stomach a beer right after a game.

I usually stomach 2 in the span of about 10 minutes and they are freakin delicious.

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lol, good stuff

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AFTER the game???

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