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01-09-2013, 10:50 AM
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I just want a nice mild winter with 20* temps from mid-Nov through Feb.
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This is the first year since I was a kid that I have been playing a lot. But it isn't really pond, more outdoor rinks. I am just learning that Toronto has a TON of them. So far my fav is the one in High Park. Good Guys, Good Ice and Good Location. Although the one at Bathurst and Dundas is cool because the CN tower is in plain view the entire time.

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yes i do there are a few community outdoor rinks around me (about a half hour drive). I love pond hockey as its the only way i could play as a kid(family never had the money to play organized, that is why i play now. lol). The league i am in organizes a trip up to Mont Temblant Quebec every year to play on a out door NHL sized rink. I think i will be joining them next winter.

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I'd be out there everyday if it got cold enough where I live.

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yes i do there are a few community outdoor rinks around me (about a half hour drive). I love pond hockey as its the only way i could play as a kid(family never had the money to play organized, that is why i play now. lol). The league i am in organizes a trip up to Mont Temblant Quebec every year to play on a out door NHL sized rink. I think i will be joining them next winter.
Stinky Socks I presume? Where do you normally play? I have a bunch of co-workers who play in the Somerville C league and the Quincy NCH league.

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When we can gather enough guys and get a clear enough piece of ice to stand up on, we do. I have a park with a wetlands area about 1/4 mile from my house that we've been using lately.

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Before the farm was drained the water would sit and freeze in depressions and from time to time we would have a number of skating "rinks". You would move from one to another as they got carved up.

True pond ice, or lake ice, can be amazing if maintained (cleared, flooded) but very easily can be horrible. Good or bad it never stopped the fun.

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I do on occasion. It's an amazing feeling. A shame the weather in Chicago is unpredictable and it's warming up again Stay cold, damnit!

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Stinky Socks I presume? Where do you normally play? I have a bunch of co-workers who play in the Somerville C league and the Quincy NCH league.

I currently play the D league in Quincy on Saturdays

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I used to a lot when I lived in Rochester, NY. But it rarely stays cold enough in Columbus to freeze the ponds. I've lived here for 13 winters now and it's only stayed cold enough twice. I'd be OK if were more cold here so we could play, as long as we got next to zero snow...

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Love it. My whole town is eager for our pond to freeze but its too warm. we have no hockey program hence why families want to go on the ice

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I've gone to the odr about 10 times this year. We do have pond and river hockey here too but I like the odr because of the boards.

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Heck yes! Going again tomorrow night, currently a snow storm here so the pond is closed tonight. We're getting smacked here in MT!

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wish i lived in the north. no snow at all. hahah. vermont would be a prime location to dangle benders

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used to play outdoor rink hockey but not a kid anymore, so stopped.

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This is the first year since I was a kid that I have been playing a lot. But it isn't really pond, more outdoor rinks. I am just learning that Toronto has a TON of them. So far my fav is the one in High Park. Good Guys, Good Ice and Good Location. Although the one at Bathurst and Dundas is cool because the CN tower is in plain view the entire time.
View from Christie Pits is fantastic as well.

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Sadly, I have never played on a pond (or even skated on one, for that matter), but if I lived someplace were the ponds froze, I'd seriously be out there everyday. I suck, but I simply cannot get enough of being on the ice.

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used to play outdoor rink hockey but not a kid anymore, so stopped.
Outdoor hockey isn't just for kids.

Where I live in Ontario, they build 2 outdoor rinks. A few years ago, one was used just for skating and one was used to play pick up hockey and it would be packed almost every night. Then one year they decided to put benches in the middle of it so we couldn't play hockey there anymore. Now there isn't anywhere for us to play, which is kind of ridiculous.

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I live near Madison,Wi and theres rinks everywhere indoor and outdoor.. right now its to warm to skate but should be cooling down very soon.

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been a good year for me...and been a cold few weeks...NOTHING beats playing some pond hockey, eating some good food, playing more pond hockey, then watching opening day...YES that will be my sat. anyone else?

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I perfer a good ODR to a pond...

I used to play shinny 5-6 days a week, but since I got a real job (where I'm back in the office)

I only get to a rink 1-2 times, so I suppliment my training at the ODR...

good to feed kids who are learning, or never played organized hockey... give tips and hints and fun to play against those Bantam/Midget players in their wind suits thinking they're the next gretz

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Its Winnipeg.

There are probably 7 outdoor rink complexes within a 5 to 10 minute drive of me. I love playing outside.

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I don't play outdoor locally, it's too warm in MD. But I'm heading up to Lake Placid, NY next week for CAN/AMs pond hockey tournament! Can't wait!

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I'm from Arizona and what is outdoor ice?

(We actually had some freezing issues with our rugby practice field tonight, that's something practically unheard of where I live)

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Not really. Did at a friends house about 10 years ago and had a blast. I don't know of too many outdoor rinks in the Detroit area that offer any sort of pick-up action. The very few outdoor rinks I know of are just for families to come out and skate.

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