Life At The Rink

Step into the enchanting world of rink life! Our “Life at the Rink” section captures the heartwarming and hilarious tales of being an ice hockey parent.  Join us as we share the triumphs, trials, and touching moments that unfold on and off the ice. From early morning practices to epic game-day victories, this is your backstage pass to the rollercoaster ride of ice hockey parenthood. Laugh, cry, and cheer alongside fellow parents as we celebrate the unique camaraderie, shared experiences, and the wonderful chaos that come with the territory. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, these stories will remind you that you’re part of an incredible community that thrives on the joy of the game and the bond of hockey families.

Hockey ID Skates Invitation

What are ID Skates in Ice Hockey?

ID skates are a big deal for young players because it’s their chance to show off their skills and maybe get to play at a higher level. Everyone gets really excited about these skates, both the players and their parents, because it provides both sides some more information about the other side before tryouts or allows coaches to sort and determine where players will fit.

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Dealing with Competitive Hockey Parents: A Guide

Dealing with Competitive Hockey Parents: A Guide

As an experienced ice hockey parent, I fully understand the unique challenges and dynamics that come with managing competitive hockey parents. Youth Ice Hockey parents have an intense “passion” and drive that these parents have for their young athletes can sometimes lead to conflicts and tensions within the youth sports community. That’s why I’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you effectively handle and navigate through the complexities of dealing with competitive hockey parents.

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Youth Hockey Stats: The effect on our kids' psyche

Beyond the Scoresheet: The Heartfelt Impact of Youth Hockey Statistics on Our Kids’ Psyche

Delving into youth hockey statistics isn’t just about tallying goals and assists; it’s a journey into the heart and soul of our young athletes. In this article, we skate through the icy world of numbers to discover their profound effects on our little MVPs and teens in hockey. As I watch my child high-five teammates and sketch out plays, I wonder about the effects these statistics might have on their young minds and spirits.

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Life as a Goalie Parent picturing Goalie face behind net

Life as a Goalie Parent

Being an Ice Hockey Mom for over a decade has given me a front-row seat to the thrilling and sometimes frustrating world of Goalie parenting. It’s a journey that encompasses incredible highlights, daunting perils, and the constant pursuit of fairness when it comes to the goalie kids’ stats. In this extensive article, we’ll explore the ins and outs of what life is truly like as a goalie parent, from the heart-pounding saves to the eyebrow-raising stats controversies.

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A Parent's Brain on Ice Hockey: The Science of Spectating

The Science Behind Sports Parents’ Behavior in Ice Hockey

The Science Behind Sports Parents’ Behavior in Ice Hockey This is Your Brain on Ice! In this article, we’re diving deeper than just surface-level observations of sports parents’ behavior, specifically in the realm of ice hockey and the perception of the parent, and subsequently the following cascade of chemical reactions that cause specific behavior reactions.

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