Howdy hockey lovers! Do I have a little quiz for you!!
What does a frozen lion pond, a lion named Sterk, a female zookeeper and a zoo in Nova Scotia, Canada have in common?
Put them all together, you get a hockey playing lion! That is right, you read it here first. When a lion’s pond in Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Nova Scotia froze over due to the weather, the lion’s keeper didn’t miss a beat. The pond just turned into a hockey rink for the keeper and Sterk, the lion. What can be next, I wonder? Chimps National League? Lions versus lioness? To tell the truth, I didn’t know that lions were so graceful! Look at: Facebook, under Oaklawn Farm Zoo
Remember the backyard ice rink? Remember the fun you had and the way the rink brought people together? Hold the thought. Now, use your imagination and fly to Yellowknife near Great Slave Lake region. (near Alaska) Ten years ago, a hockey game was started and it is still played today. The longest continues game is being played on an ice rink in the middle of the wild. From mid-November to April, hockey rules! Temperatures have hit as low as -30, so frostbite is known to happen. Yellowknife’s residents come out to play, meet new friends and talk to old ones! It is part of what makes the North a wild place to live. All egos are left behind in the warmth of good food and cold beers! The only thing the players need to do before playing hockey, just like all over the winter world——they need to shovel the snow off the ice first!