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Re: Lake Placid

You bozos do realize that not one of your kids that played in the tourneys skated on the same rink as the 1980 Olympic team (miracle on ice), right?
Wow. Wow.

OK, Einstein, if they didn't play the 1980 Olympic games at Herb Brooks Arena, where did they play?

This should be good.

From the what's included section of website D-bag:

"Guarantee of 4 games. Games begin on Thursday afternoon and medal games end on Sunday afternoon. No games will be played on the 1980 rink."

Believe it or not ^^^^ this guy is right. I just checked CAN/AM website for the January Boys tournaments as suggested by this thread and it states no games on 1980 rink. Perhaps the policies have changed or the 1980's is seasonal. Just my 2 cents as we are thinking about booking.
The asshat is not right, not even close. He said "that not one of your kids that played in the tourneys skated on the same rink as the 1980 Olympic team." Past tense. As if he knows what my kid, or anyone else's kid, has done in their lives. THAT is textbook narrowmindedness.

Like I said, it's possible something else is going on during certain weekends. Other weekends do definitely still include skating on the 1980 rink.

Just because the tournament his kid, or your kid, is scheduled to play in doesn't include it doesn't mean every kid that ever has played, or ever will play there, won't.

I'll also wager that they will still have the "opening ceremony" at the 1980 rink, even if the actual games aren't played there. But, that's just a guess.

^^^^ Have you considered going back to play in one of the adult tourneys? Maybe you could skate on the 1980's rink, Gramps!

Re: Lake Placid

We did a father/son camp when he was 9. We both had a great time, he totally understood what the history was all about and was wide eyed about it. Not sure why anyone would think kids don't care about Miracle on Ice, thanks to the movie. IMO they can relate a lot more to a bunch of college kids than they can to NHL stars. He wore an Eruzione jersey we got him for Christmas one year throughout his mite and squirt years.

Re: Lake Placid

Closest most will get to the olympics and I always look forward to lake placid pub and brewery. It's like playing in Toronto and going to the hall of fame.

Re: Lake Placid

Went last year with Town. Fun take. 2 games on 80 rink.

Going this year with club. Games on 80 rink too. I think it all depends on whatever functions are going on at the same time. They are some of the best people I've ever dealt with in hockey and a quick phone call solves all questions.

We've had a blast up there and that's why we're going for 2. To each their own.