Monday, February 1, 2010

What a weekend

  Our mites had three games on Saturday and one game on Sunday.  They all worked so hard.  Here is some action from Saturday. Tournament 7 You may recall my son refuses to wear matching socks, so at least he is easy to pick out in the bunch!

Tournament 8 Making his way up the ice.

Tournament 9 We were in Sidney, MT.  It’s a bigger town than we live in but still fairly small at about 4,500 population.  I was so impressed with their facilities.  This shot is looking up to the upstairs where there are stands, concessions and seating.  Oh, and it’s warmer up there too.  They also had a TV corner that had these neat low couches that lay flat or fold up.  We had the privilege to go my SIL’s house and chill but many enjoyed being able to relax there in between games. 

Tournament 10Here is the shot from upstairs looking out.  It’s a great view of the rink but I was only upstairs briefly.  It’s not my cup of tea.  I’d rather be in the stands near the ice.  There you can hear all the sounds that go with hockey.  The grunting, the sticks hitting the puck, fans cheering,  AC/DC playing during line changes, the puck hitting the boards or the glass, and of course the sound of blades on the ice.    Not to mention this rink had heaters that REALLY worked, so it was pleasant when you were seated under a heater. 

So there is a portion of our weekend.  Lots of fun for sure!

16 comments:

The Cotton Wife said...

Looks like fun!!

carrielt said...

Way to go boys!! I bet they had a blast. That looks like a very fancy place! A little different than playing pond hockey! Have you guys seen Mystery Alaska? One of my all time favorite sports movies!

MareBear said...

Nice arena and good action shots. How fun to have R&R at Shawna's home...perfect for all.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Looks like your family had a fun weekend!

Darcie said...

I just love seeing your boys on skates..they are going to be some awesome hockey players...I am sure they already are. Way to play some hockey.

Together We Save said...

Wow - these are great pictures!! Looks like they had a great time.

Leslie said...

Cool shots! I miss the rink, sometimes. Mostly I just miss the excitement of the games! What a fun life you have :)

jen@odbt said...

Great shots! Is the no matching socks thing just for games or all the time? I miss watching hockey games. My nephew travels all the time now for his games.

Alicia said...

How fun! I've never been to a hockey game!! Our home team here are the San Jose Sharks! LOL

Kim said...

Wow! I am sure they slept great last night. What a fun sport to watch.

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He & Me + 3 said...

How awesome! I love being near the ice too. I love to hear them crash into the boards. :) of course safely:)
Great shots too.

Anonymous said...

I had a lot of fun watching all of the games and seeing the improvements from game to game!!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Great pictures...my hometown is orange and black! Yea.... Looks like you had fun!

West Side of Straight said...

A fun time - and you are so busy!Have a good week.

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh sounds like a fun weekend! I can remember as a kid going to the rink for the weekend to watch my dad play! I am with you...I would rather be in the action! Great shots

Robyn said...

Sounds like a very fun exciting weekend! Love your pictures!