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  • when you were starting out rink time as everyone knows who's played hockey or had a kid who's played hockey rink time or ice time is very expensive.

  • Your dad was had a modest income.

  • He was frugal.

  • So he made you a rink in the backyard.

  • Is that right?

  • Yeah, and everybody thinks he made it to make me a professional hockey player.

  • But that wasn't true.

  • I used to go to ponds like everyone else and ski for hours and hours.

  • And my dad said, You know, what we're gonna do here is I'm freezing, going to the rings with my son.

  • So I'm going to build a rink in the backyard and I can watch in the kitchen where it's warm.

  • So every everybody says, How did your dad make that rink?

  • He used to go and buy these sprinklers and have the sprinkler going back and forth.

  • And he used to say to my mother, Phyllis, we go down to the storm by a sprinkler.

  • My mom would say December, Walter, they're gonna think I'm nuts.

  • You go by it and he made you your own rink and then he would just I love it.

  • He would stand in the kitchen nice and warm and toasty.

  • But you were out there for hours.

  • Just occasionally.

  • Look out the window.

  • You know, one time I was out there because I used to go out there all the time.

  • I loved it was my passion.

  • And I was about five years old and my dad tells the story, got into bed.

  • And my mother said, uh is weighing in bed and he goes, Oh, my God left him in the backyard.

  • Keep running out to get me.

when you were starting out rink time as everyone knows who's played hockey or had a kid who's played hockey rink time or ice time is very expensive.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/06
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