For those who have not heard Culver City ice area is at risk of closing.
Not only was it the old practice rink for the team, but its a staple of SoCal hockey.
Would be terrible to see it go. If you grew up with hockey in socal, chances are you have at least a few memories of the old rink.
Hopefully with the support of the community and socal hockey enthusiasts they can keep their doors open
I spent so much of my early visits to CA there. So many memories of the Kings there. But hey, times change I mean this can go the way of actually being able to watch the game without some jackass yelling "MAKE SOME NOISE" or other such nonsense.
Whoever came up with upstairs locker rooms did not play goalie.
Whoever came up with locker rooms on different levels than the ice are just *******s. Bottom line.
The rink in Oakland is bad enough being in Oakland but hiking up steps in goalie gear does in fact suck. And only rink I personally knew (NorCal) with locker rooms upstairs was Berkeley before it closed.
Not one for caring about old stuff unless there's TRUE history in it.
I played there from 2008 to 2011. Know Barbara and Hans very well. I like them both and believe they have a passion for the sport like nobody else. But lets face the facts. The rink sucks. It's outdated. The land that it sits on is very valuable and the rink cannot afford to be there. In order for a ice rink to be successful at that exact location, it needs to be a state of the art facility. Hopefully Barbara and Hans can find the money to tear that junk rink down and build something like the Valencia ice station.
Either way I have some good memories of the rink and will always remember Barbara and Hans for their love of the game.