wilderness, mountains, and entertainment in the rocky mountain valhalla of Aspen, CO


Hockey At The Barn

Aspen's version of pond hockey, in "the barn" up in Missouri Heights

Since I get to play my first Rec A Hockey game of the season tomorrow night, and I coached hockey this weekend, I thought I’d share a pic of Aspen’s version of pond hockey… We’re lucky enough to occasionally play at “the barn” outside of Basalt (about 25 miles from Aspen), which includes plywood boards all the way around, and a fully functional scoreboard/clock. The “fun” part comes at the end, when we take laps with shovels to clear the ice, and then manually resurface it, using a hose and pull-behind sprinkling rig; all of which really makes you appreciate the Zamboni! (Non-hockey players/fans, drop me a line and I’ll explain.)

Taken 3/11/2008.