Hockey practice makes me feel bad for the kids on game day

All three of my boys play hockey for the school team.

The school team is in an area where a lot of people invest and the boys hockey program.

They have an indoor arena where all of the games are played. There are only a couple of schools in this district that have indoor rinks. The rest are outdoors. The boys were getting ready to play an outdoor team for the first time in a while and I went to observe them practice. It was a Regional Championship game and a chance to advance to the state finals. I wanted to watch the boys practice every day so I could give them some helpful hints on game day. I really like to be a hands-on parent when it comes to sports activities with my children. It was cold inside the indoor rink because they turned the temperature down by 10 degrees to help mimic an outdoor scenario. I was freezing in the stands and my hands and feet were starting to get numb. The temperature was extremely cold and I started to worry about the boys on game day. The boys told me not to worry about the temperature, but I still brought a small portable heater to keep me warm in the stands. I have a small battery operated heater that produces enough warmth for one person. I used a blanket to create a small tent, and my hands and legs stayed plenty warm enough. I stayed warm and toasty thanks to the heater, but I think the cold air really affected all of the boys. They lost the game badly by a score of 7-2.

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