Hockey @ it's best:

  • ytOwen

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    Dec 14, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 14, 2011 7:56 AM GMT
    This video is shot in an area of the Yukon called Windy Arm, on the
    BC / Alaska border. The mountains in the back ground are my play ground.
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    Dec 14, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    That place is officially on my to see list now icon_smile.gif On my way to Alaska from the South next year yeeee-hawwww
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    Dec 14, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
    OMFG! I soo have to go there! I could pretend I'm michelle kwan or some shit. How do you guys know for sure that the ice is completely frozen & that it wont break in some spots?
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    Dec 14, 2011 8:39 AM GMT
    My blood froze just by looking at all that ice. shivering.gif
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 14, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said OMFG! I soo have to go there! I could pretend I'm michelle kwan or some shit. How do you guys know for sure that the ice is completely frozen & that it wont break in some spots?


    You don't and it does.

    The guide line, is roughly six inches of ice.

    I'm not actually in the video. It was posted on facebook and went viral in my home town Whitehorse. I like the sense of play that informs this game.


  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 14, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    Hockey outside seems a lot of fun. Can't wait to go to the winter classic at Fenway Park in a few weeks.
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    Dec 14, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    I felt terrified at the possibility of that ice breaking and being trapped underneath. icon_eek.gif
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 14, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Sometimes the ice is so clear here, you can see fish swimming underneath.
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    Dec 14, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    A little kid fell through the ice not 10 feet from me once. I still skate on lake ice occassionally but the cracking noise still creeps me out even when the ice is covered with skaters.

    (Ps the kid was fished out and was fine in case anyone wondered.)
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    Dec 15, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    That lake froze quick for it to be that much of a glass surface. Occasionally in Mi it happens but usually we get crappy " Snow ice". However when It freezes its always unnerving to be the first out on it on skates cause that tiny blade releases tons of tension and it can sound like loud thunder( bout crapped myself a few times when I was sure The crack has opened and I was gonna die)...LOL. But at 10" + thick I was safe. The lesser scary surface tension sounds; sound really cool esp at night if you're on a lake alone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VbyyhCscVc&feature=related
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    Dec 15, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    It is for sure a beautiful place to be ..icon_biggrin.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 15, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    ytOwen said
    AWESOME!!
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    View this vid upside down on a mobile device. It's better.
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    Dec 17, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    That place is beautiful.. and hockey ,... well, yeah i should move there.
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    Dec 17, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    OMFG is right -- that's the BEST ice I've seen for hockey in ages. And no shovelling to clear it! lol.

    Thanks for posting that. I LOVE and MISS the Yukon terribly.


  • Dec 17, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    thats awesome...Im jealous.
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 22, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    And now the cold hand of commerce takes over ... ... ...



    Amazing the first video now has over 250,000 hits.
    The guy at the end of this video is my bar man.
  • ytOwen

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    Dec 23, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    People are skating 30 to 50 km.