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tonyandpals

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Pulled my groin on my last shift on Tuesday night. Was bummed as I knew I'd be out a few weeks, maybe until the tourney we're playing in first weekend of April. Now everything up here is shut down and that tournament is even in jeopardy.

Bummed for my 10yos team who lost just a few times this season and were heading into the playoffs as the top seed. That ship has probably sailed as well.
 

wiffleballhero

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In a way that I am finding to be both weird and sort of despicable, my league has still not canceled our championship.

Our rink was shut down and we moved the next night to the local minor league hockey arena (since it was empty) and now that rink is shut down by the city.

But there is another rink in the area and I think because a scorekeeper, two refs and two teams of even of 20 players is under 50 people, they want to get it in. Talk about following the letter of the law, not the spirit.
 

TFP

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That's insane.

We played this past Thursday, I figured leading up to it, we'd be canceled. It's 4 team double elim, this was week two, we were in the winners bracket. We lost in OT, then found out after the game the rink was shutting down and we could play 15 min running time 1 period as a "game" to finish. Everyone said fuck that.

I'm pissed there were no leagues all day and they still had us play knowing they were shutting down right when our game was over. Just fucking cancel it at that point.
 

wiffleballhero

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I live in an area with a an incredible number of rinks, relative to the population density. They all turned off their compressors. The league did nothing one way or another. Season over.
It was the right thing to do, obviously, but it is going to be a hard pill to swallow. We've never won since I've been on this team, and the way the draft works, I don't see us having a better shot any time soon.
 

wiffleballhero

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I think I am going to buy some in-line skates, on-line today. I am work-from-home now for forever nearly, no rinks are going to be open for a long time and I can skate on the roads without transmitting any diseases. Gotta do what you gotta do.
 

tmracht

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It's actually a pretty good idea. I've been jogging a lot but in line sounds like a good idea. I haven't bought in lines since like 2000 though. And I hesitate to buy something like that online because of my crazy feet.
 

wiffleballhero

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I think I am going to buy some in-line skates
It's actually a pretty good idea

I got them. I wear Vapors on the ice, so I figured getting the bottom of the line Vapor in-line skate would be a safe bet in terms of the boot fit, and I was right. They are fantastic really, and for what I want (skating to get some exercise out on an old abandoned tennis court) they are great. I just got back actually and I think they are going to do the trick in term of maintaining some skating feel for this long spring of no ice.

Edit: this is probably obvious to people who think about such things, but hockey in-line skates are a million times better for playing hockey than what I remember from rollerblades. And, in retrospect, most in-line skates must be designed for going straight with stability, not cutting and turning like a hockey player. These Bauers are just better in that regard. Maybe the wheels are closer together or more under the toe?
 
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I got them. I wear Vapors on the ice, so I figured getting the bottom of the line Vapor in-line skate would be a safe bet in terms of the boot fit, and I was right. They are fantastic really, and for what I want (skating to get some exercise out on an old abandoned tennis court) they are great. I just got back actually and I think they are going to do the trick in term of maintaining some skating feel for this long spring of no ice.

Edit: this is probably obvious to people who think about such things, but hockey in-line skates are a million times better for playing hockey than what I remember from rollerblades. And, in retrospect, most in-line skates must be designed for going straight with stability, not cutting and turning like a hockey player. These Bauers are just better in that regard. Maybe the wheels are closer together or more under the toe?
It’s the hi-lo chassis and the boot being built like an ice hockey skate is the major difference. I use Mission In-line skates, Bauer bought them a few years ago. They are the same boot as the Bauer Supreme that I use in my ice league. Vapor (ice and in-line) are more for players with narrow feet and high arch. Bauer Supreme ice/Mission Inhaler in-line are built for players with wider, flatter feet.