The sun’s shining and the weather’s warming, which — for a lot of people — means it’s time to hit up the outdoor rink.
Nolan Knelsen and his twin six-year-old sons, Landon and Evan, met up with some friends to play hockey outside at Regina’s Judge Bryant rink on Sunday.
Growing up playing out on the farm, Nolan said it’s nice to give his boys a similar opportunity in the city.
“It’s very important. They get exercise, have some fun and get to play with their friends,” said Nolan, adding that ice time at Regina’s indoor rinks is harder to lock down.
While it’s nice to get active with his friends, Austin Chevrier was all about the competition. He said winning is the best part of any hockey game — inside and out. Plus, he believed he was playing better than his opponents, Landon and Evan, on Sunday morning.
“We can stick handle pretty good and our team’s winning … I think the score’s 4-2,” the six-year-old explained.
Chevrier might be in the lead, but his opponent, Evan, wasn’t losing hope just yet.
“Just got to skate hard and score lots of goals,” Evan said.
Meanwhile, over in net, childhood memories were gliding back into the mind of his dad, Nolan.
“It’s the feeling of nostalgia, catching up with my youth.”