I'll watch from the best view. Some rinks it's the stands, others it's the glass. There's a difference between the guy just watching by the glass and the guy that pounds on it.
I am a glass watcher and the reason I am there is not to offend any parent with my critical commentary of the skill set of their little darling.
I love that people take these post so seriously
I find it hilarious that people on here actually care and have an opinion as to where people stand during games. My kids are 17 and 15 now so I am pretty much at the end of the line when it comes to "youth" hockey. I guess all I can say is I have no idea why on earth people get so caught up in crap like this. Just enjoy watching your kids play and don't get caught up in the gossip and who did this and who did that and who is elite and which coaches' kid sucks and doesn't deserve any ice time compared to x y and z.
It will be over before you know it, so chill the F out and enjoy it without all your stupid hangups.
And for the record, in the 12 years the kids have played the game, I have:
Stood alone on the glass watching
Stood on the glass with other family members / other parents
Sat in the stands alone
Sat in the stands with other family members / other parents
Chased my younger son around the rink while the older one played
Chased my older son around the rink while the younger one played
Done the clock
Done the scoresheet
Had a great time watching the games with all 4 of my kid's grandparents
Watched some games with their great grandfather
Watched others get old
Enjoyed every minute of it all no matter where I stood or who I was with and I will miss it when it's gone
So quit yer *****in' about everyone else and enjoy the ride on your own terms
Sorry your kid got cut from his HS JV team.
teams are all different.... our team has several moms that think they should be NHL coaches yet have never played and yell shoot, two hands on the stick and every other useless piece of advice every 5 sec.... I head to the glass or other side of rink to enjoy the game. I try from time to time to join the nonsense for entertainment value but last only a few min before I cant stand it......
I find it is easier on my back to stand rather than sit in the bleachers.
Depends on the rink, stands at HT suck, can't see a ton of the play. I love sitting with some of the parents on the team and watching the games, other days I like to stand at ice level and watch games. Who would care really?