Thanksgiving has passed, and the holiday shopping day countdown is ticking away – must be hockey season! Our fair nation may be standing on guard as the NHL remains embroiled in a lockout dispute, but amateur players and parents everywhere are pulling out their wallets to take to the ice – and our national sport ain’t cheap.
Our national sport is pricey – with fees for ice team, gear, training and travel, many parents can’t afford kids hockey at all. Fortunately, there are a few ways to cut corners when getting your kids on the ice.
The NHL labour dispute is a classic David and Goliath battle. With the downtrodden multi-millionaire players pitted against their impoverished billionaire employers, the real Davidian losers in this fight are the fans, and the countless thousands of people who earn part or all of their (far smaller) incomes based on others playing a game on ice.