I might not have known about ice hockey, but I loved figure skating. Or the idea of it. As a little girl I’d dream of skating and jumping and twirling on the ice. Of course, I also dreamed of being a gymnast until I stood on a balance beam. Uhhh, no thank you.
But skating was fun. Well, fun until I strapped on a pair of very used boots and my ankles would wobble after one trip around the rink. And then I’d fall on the hard, COLD, ice. Then it wasn’t so much fun. Neither were the blisters I ended up with. But that’s because I had the wrong footwear. Right?
Maybe if I had grown up in the northern climes, instead of
Southern California, I would have learned to skate at a
young age. I would have had stronger ankles. I would have had boots that fit. Didn’t
mean I would have been able to play ice hockey, though. Did they even have
women’s teams back in the 70s? I don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong. I loved growing up in
California and wished we could have retired there. But I think I would
have loved to have played ice hockey, too.
I’m glad the sport is more popular now, so a girl growing up in Southern California might discover the sport and get the chance to play if she so desired.
Is there something you wish you could have done when you were younger, if you’d known about it, that is?
P.S. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! Yep, it's my hubby's birthday. He's mumble-mumble years old today!