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11-16-2012, 07:04 PM
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Open rinks?

Hey guys,

I know it's early but I've seen some rinks getting ready for the season. Are there any open yet? I wanna strap on the goalie pads

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11-17-2012, 12:08 AM
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No way man!

I'm usually the guy with this thread (I did it two years in a row, I think) and I'm always too early. And even I know that it's not hockey season yet

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http://coewebapps3.edmonton.ca/commu...es/shinny.aspx

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Cool stuff, what equipment do I need and what's the cost of admission?

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Ekota usually is the first one to flood and open every year. They tend to be open at the end of November.. even when it's still warm. Since the weather is cooling down in the next week I can see the kids starting to flood it so I'd give it a week and a half until it opens. Some people say this sounds too early but they've also said this the past few years and it always opens the same time.

But for Greenview and other ODR's like that, I'd say a month before they open to the public.

Best bet is to continue checking with Ekota and even maybe Satoo if you're lucky.

Hope this helped.

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11-17-2012, 03:07 AM
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Cool stuff, what equipment do I need and what's the cost of admission?
chin guards, pants, shoulder pads, helmet, skates, gloves and stick. elbow pads as well but i get away without them.

its something like 8 bucks per skater. but theyre very lenient so you could probably get away without paying. however if you can, then pay because the money does fund ice maintenance etc. its the equivalent of shoveling the snow before playing on an outdoor rink.

goalies play free.

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Thank you very much sir

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chin guards, pants, shoulder pads, helmet, skates, gloves and stick. elbow pads as well but i get away without them.

its something like 8 bucks per skater. but theyre very lenient so you could probably get away without paying. however if you can, then pay because the money does fund ice maintenance etc. its the equivalent of shoveling the snow before playing on an outdoor rink.

goalies play free.
Don't you need to buy a punch pass? I don't think they take money at the skate.

I don't think chin guards are required either.

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11-17-2012, 01:57 PM
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Don't you need to buy a punch pass? I don't think they take money at the skate.

I don't think chin guards are required either.
you can buy it from the desk. or any rec centre.

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I bought a shinny pass from the rec center a couple years back and never had to use it. No one ever came around asking for them so I just hopped in the dressing room and played. Be careful though, the dressing rooms don't get locked and there are usually a few sketchy people playing. The first time I went out for one of these at grand trunk, some idiot started mouthing off to me about my car(called me an idiot for paying too much, which is simply just not true) in the dressing room while he was driving a 90's era rusted out grand prix. He was a complete *******. He went missing about half way through the game, and after we came back to the room we noticed my buddy's iPhone got stolen. I had hid mine in my shoes fortunately, but definitely leave your valuables in your car.

I picked up a shooter tutor at pro hockey life for the ODR. I went out probably 4 times a week last year and never once came across a goalie.

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Coming out to Edmonton in February and one of the things on my bucket list is to play hockey on an outdoor rink. Sadly that isn't possible here.

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I bought a shinny pass from the rec center a couple years back and never had to use it. No one ever came around asking for them so I just hopped in the dressing room and played. Be careful though, the dressing rooms don't get locked and there are usually a few sketchy people playing. The first time I went out for one of these at grand trunk, some idiot started mouthing off to me about my car(called me an idiot for paying too much, which is simply just not true) in the dressing room while he was driving a 90's era rusted out grand prix. He was a complete *******. He went missing about half way through the game, and after we came back to the room we noticed my buddy's iPhone got stolen. I had hid mine in my shoes fortunately, but definitely leave your valuables in your car.

I picked up a shooter tutor at pro hockey life for the ODR. I went out probably 4 times a week last year and never once came across a goalie.
sorry dude that sucks. my experiences have been great. whenever i have gone there has always been goalies. most nights there were so many that my friend couldn't play(hes a goalie). in my experience the people have been good too. they're all there to have fun and play hockey. i suck but i think as long as i try hard they appreciate it.

leaving valuables in the car is probably best. better safe than sorry.

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really depends at the rink and time of year, it's really stringent depending on the rink. I used to be a regular at City of Edmonton shinny... i now MUCH prefer shinnies at Servus Place / Millenium Place, and i've heard Fort Sask. is good as well.

That said, bring on the outdoor rinks

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really depends at the rink and time of year, it's really stringent depending on the rink. I used to be a regular at City of Edmonton shinny... i now MUCH prefer shinnies at Servus Place / Millenium Place, and i've heard Fort Sask. is good as well.

That said, bring on the outdoor rinks
Why do you prefer the others over the City of Edmonton? Is it a quality of play kind of thing or something else, like Hitchslap mentioned?

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not sure how reliable this site is but its supposed to show you what rinks are open.

http://www.efcl.org/NEWS/Activities/...2/Default.aspx

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what color are the tags this year?

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Anyone know of any that are open? Got the day off tommorow, and me and the boys wanna go.

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Hey guys,

I know it's early but I've seen some rinks getting ready for the season. Are there any open yet? I wanna strap on the goalie pads
Where do you play at? I have a penchant for clipping ears with my shots.

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Anyone know of any that are open? Got the day off tommorow, and me and the boys wanna go.
This website says Jasper Park rink is open and apparently Britannia Youngstown Rink opened yesterday :

http://www.efcl.org/NEWS/Activities/...2/Default.aspx

I kinda doubt it though, if anyone drives past these places update us please.

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Apparently Crestwood and Bonnie Doon rinks are both now opened.

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Crest wood, lynnwood, Grovener are all open and Laurier is getting close.

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Why do you prefer the others over the City of Edmonton? Is it a quality of play kind of thing or something else, like Hitchslap mentioned?
More ice time, better players, better managed.
Larger sheet of ice, larger benches, larger dressing rooms.

Better overall. And servus is just off the henday... why not?

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