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Leduc Outdoor “Rink of Dreams”

The winter in Alberta has been unseasonably mild and even warm, just like much of Canada. It has been written that outdoor rinks are being threatened by climate change , and so rinks such as the one build and maintained by the Steele family of the city of Leduc (just south of Edmonton). The rink may be small, it it rivals Rexall Place. Ryan Dittrick of EdmontonOilers.com had a look at the Steele’s rink this week, and now you can too.

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Grant Fuhr Coaching for the Love of the Game

At one time or another, every one of us has thought that we would like to give back and do something good for others. It’s easy to think about doing something good, or even give money to someone’s efforts, but it is quite another to spend your time, energy, talents and emotions without expecting anything in return.

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“Ten Days Is Not Fun To Be On Skates”

Philanthropist and optometrist Dr. Brent Saik is no stranger to the game of hockey. In fact, it is this do-gooder who is behind the World’s Longest Hockey Game at Saiker’s Acres just east of Edmonton near Sherwood Park, Alberta. This 10 day long marathon game takes place outside in the blistering Alberta February cold. You want to sign up to play right now don’t you? Dr. Saik has organized and run this event not once, but now four record breaking times. The most recent game was held February 2011 and has raised more than the $1,000,000 goal. According to the website, the event has unofficially raised $1,124,475.03 for revolutionary cancer fighting tools in Edmonton. What kind of score would a game like that end with? How about 2067 to 2005.

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Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.

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