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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:22 am

you do not need ice to play kockey, you don't even need a puck; there is a famous expression in Canada, known in every neighbourhood across the country, kids say "car!", and even though Municipalities have made By-Laws against it, children play hockey in the street: stopping to move out of the way for the vehicular traffic.

if you want to play hockey, and promote it, just get some sticks, a tennis ball (flat unusable for tennis is best), an four rocks. place two rocks each to signify the goals and start small (one net is ok too), taking over more and more of the street as more players participate, play safe, its fun!

there is a company in Quebec that makes artificial ice (a plastic) quite successfully (although the company is small), it is used in Montreal and in other arenas, gliding on skates is special. balance, poise, and concentration all important, obviously practice makes perfect, but the learning experience is the same from 5 years old to whatever, it is very satisfying, and not as difficult as first perceived, very refreshing whether you're skating in the cold to stay warm or vice versa.

cheers, good luck, and if you dare, try lacrosse (you can play it on a football field), another truly Canadian experience.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby CanWoodsman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:56 am

Two forms of lacrosse. One played on a field similar to a football field & the other played in a arena when the ice has been removed.
The indoor version is far more rough. :shock:
OK also far more fun. :D
Hockey & lacrosse isn't for pussies.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby andrey1972 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:24 pm

how often do you guys play in Limassol? and when? I'm from russia, my family lives in paphos, im visiting every now and then, would be nice to join one day. I assume stick and skates and shinguards are enough?
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Cap wrote:agreed!


We're a dry arid nation that absolutely can't afford to waste precious water on keeping football pitches green.
Football must go.
We need that water for irrigation purposes.
Football makes no sense in desert climates.

I am afraid you are wrong. We can desalinate water. :wink:
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:07 pm

CanWoodsman wrote:
kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.

Actually that's not the case at least now a days.
When I was a young one it was a far more valid statement. Back then most of us played at least half of our hockey outdoors with out refrigeration.
Now a days by far the most hockey is played indoors with refrigeration to keep the ice. Climate change. :o
Why Canada has traditionally been a power in hockey is simple. We have far more ice rinks than most if not all other countries. In almost any community of 2,000 plus there will be a full sized arena unless extremely close to another similar sized community.
Add to this that hockey is far more inexpensive here to put your child into compared to other places. This lets the better athletes to rise to the top.
In the US putting your child into hockey costs many many times more than Canada.
In the US for a hockey player to become very good they have to come from a wealthy family. It's starting to get that way in Canada also but to a far lesser degree.
Other than a state sponsored program where the best prospective athletes are chosen, sponsored & trained the Canadian system is the best for potential hockey players.
In the US sports that require far less money to participate in such as baseball, football and basket ball tend to let those athletes from families with less money to shine. In this case the best athletes tend to raise to the top.

Field hockey is for women. :lol:
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby bill cobbett » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:11 pm

kurupetos wrote:
CanWoodsman wrote:
kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.

Actually that's not the case at least now a days.
When I was a young one it was a far more valid statement. Back then most of us played at least half of our hockey outdoors with out refrigeration.
Now a days by far the most hockey is played indoors with refrigeration to keep the ice. Climate change. :o
Why Canada has traditionally been a power in hockey is simple. We have far more ice rinks than most if not all other countries. In almost any community of 2,000 plus there will be a full sized arena unless extremely close to another similar sized community.
Add to this that hockey is far more inexpensive here to put your child into compared to other places. This lets the better athletes to rise to the top.
In the US putting your child into hockey costs many many times more than Canada.
In the US for a hockey player to become very good they have to come from a wealthy family. It's starting to get that way in Canada also but to a far lesser degree.
Other than a state sponsored program where the best prospective athletes are chosen, sponsored & trained the Canadian system is the best for potential hockey players.
In the US sports that require far less money to participate in such as baseball, football and basket ball tend to let those athletes from families with less money to shine. In this case the best athletes tend to raise to the top.

Field hockey is for women. :lol:


Oh.... i used to play it in school-days.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:12 pm

bill cobbett wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
CanWoodsman wrote:
kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.

Actually that's not the case at least now a days.
When I was a young one it was a far more valid statement. Back then most of us played at least half of our hockey outdoors with out refrigeration.
Now a days by far the most hockey is played indoors with refrigeration to keep the ice. Climate change. :o
Why Canada has traditionally been a power in hockey is simple. We have far more ice rinks than most if not all other countries. In almost any community of 2,000 plus there will be a full sized arena unless extremely close to another similar sized community.
Add to this that hockey is far more inexpensive here to put your child into compared to other places. This lets the better athletes to rise to the top.
In the US putting your child into hockey costs many many times more than Canada.
In the US for a hockey player to become very good they have to come from a wealthy family. It's starting to get that way in Canada also but to a far lesser degree.
Other than a state sponsored program where the best prospective athletes are chosen, sponsored & trained the Canadian system is the best for potential hockey players.
In the US sports that require far less money to participate in such as baseball, football and basket ball tend to let those athletes from families with less money to shine. In this case the best athletes tend to raise to the top.

Field hockey is for women. :lol:


Oh.... i used to play it in school-days.

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's so gay! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:53 pm

Team from Cyprus playing in Slovakia.

Get the feel of hockey and see it through the eyes of a player via a helmet camera in a proper sized hockey rink.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:43 pm

...here's one where i really wish i could use YouTube; dial-up, you see.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:27 pm

I can think of better uses for ice ... 8)
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