We are a hockey family through and through.
I couldn’t imagine living in a warm area and trying to enjoy hockey.
I know that Tampa always wins the cup but those people aren’t really the same level of fans that Chicago, Elgin and Glenview are. In my opinion going to a hockey game in shorts is cheating. You can’t tailgate and need sunscreen. You can’t enjoy a hockey game in the heat. I love my Glenview home. We have cold weather and access to a lot of hockey rinks. My boys both play on two teams. They have a local team and a travel hockey team. My husband coaches each of them on one of their teams. We then go see professional games during playoff season. Since we live close to Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks are our team. They aren’t very good, honestly. They hardly ever make the playoffs and if they do, they don’t go far. But it is fun seeing the games and rooting for our hometeam. We each have jerseys with our favorite players’ names on the back. We also make a day of it when we see the game. The rink is only an hour away but we make sure to get dinner, hang out before the game and linger around afterwards. Sometimes we will get a hotel and make a night of it. The kids just love when it is hockey season. The cold weather of our area actually makes it better in my opinion. You can get more into the hockey spirit when you are all bundled up.