Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a little slice of canadiana


even though the sport i love the most is baseball, i do have a soft spot for hockey. i have many pleasant memories of saturday night games of pick-up hockey at the stouffville arena, and before that, long games of pond hockey with friends.

it has taken me almost three years to visit pasadena's ice skating center and i have no good reason why. maybe because living in the land of sunshine makes me forget about winter sports. maybe it is because it is tucked away behind the city auditorium, or that the area it is located in has been under construction almost as long as we've lived out here.

regardless, there is no excuse for a canadian boy to have taken this long to show the inside of the one local rink. stepping inside did make me a little homesick...

5 comments:

altadenahiker said...

That top photo is quite special -- a dreamscape. Or a dreamskate.

ben wideman said...

HA! Well said AH. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Petrea said...

This was originally a ballroom, I think.

ben wideman said...

Really? Now that is an interesting bit of information.

Petrea said...

Chandeliers and everything. I found blurbs about it on the web tonight, but not the official word I was looking for.