Gorday Bombay: Fulton, is it true what they say, about the scholarships and how they don’t want you to play hockey?
Fulton Reed: People talk, told me nothing.
Gordon Bombay: Why don’t you play for us?
Fulton Reed: I can’t.
Gordon Bombay: What do you mean, you can’t?
Fulton Reed: I mean I can’t!
Gordon Bombay: What, are you afraid?
Fulton Reed: No, I mean I really can’t, you moron! I don’t know how to skate!
[Hits a puck with a slapshot in anger. The shot hits the valise so hard, it closes itself]
Gordon Bombay: Woah… Is that all that’s stopping you?
–The Mighty Ducks
When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with hockey. I watched the Mighty Ducks until I could recite every line. I had roller blades, my own hockey stick, and I wore an ill fitting New York Rangers Jersey for years. I ice skated as often as I could get to a rink (the closest one was hours away from my home town) and I day dreamed of joining a co-ed hockey team.
Fast forward to this weekend, when on a whim Match and I decided to let Piglet watch the Mighty Ducks for the first time.
He LOVED it! And that sparked one of the best weekends we’ve ever had as a family. We spent Saturday at the ice rink in a nearby town. Piglet has never skated, but he was so brave!
Then today we spent the morning playing street hockey
and in the afternoon we went to a used sporting goods store, where we scored roller blades for the whole family. We spent the afternoon skating and teaching Piglet the joys of roller blading. He took a lot of spills, but he didn’t give up. He’s a natural, and I’m so excited to get out there again. My obsession is back with a vengeance, and I can’t believe Match and I didn’t do this sooner.
I remember the time we went ice skating and had the rink to ourselves. I wish we had done more skating, because getting back out on blades felt like the most natural thing in the world for both of us. I told him I want our next date night to be a date on the ice, or roller blading at the park. So what about you, readers? Has a movie ever sparked a passion for you? What do you think of skating? Oh, and PS for those of you that read the blog often-did you notice I have red hair now? I took a risk and went drastic and I love it!