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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A New Sled

I can't wait for the day when getting another new sled will be "old hat" to us. For now, getting a new sled is a day of celebration!

We got a new sled!!!

It's not exactly "new."  Still, it's a sled, and I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth.

The package came by UPS, and we knew it was coming.  Still, when the box got here, I had just pulled into the driveway, coming home from work, so I had a momentary lapse of understanding.

A package?  Why are we getting a package?  It's not close enough to Christmas...

Oh!  Yes, now I remember!  It's our sled!

Nick, Todd, and I opened the box.  Nick was excited, until he realized it was not all in one piece.  Don't worry Nick, we have tools!

Yep, we had our very own "Colorado Sled Hockey" sled.  It's nice of them to send us one that's marked.  That way, we'll be able to use it when we beat them in a game in a couple of years.  When we do, we have plans to point out that we beat them using one of their sleds.

It's not quite all put together, but it's together enough that you get the picture.

As an added bonus, they also sent us three face masks to go on our mask-less helmets!  That was a big surprise, and we are thrilled.  I'm not sure when the last time was that a face mask thrilled me.  Maybe this is the very first time it ever happened.  See!  It was a momentous day!

We have many thanks for the fantastic people with Colorado Sled Hockey.  If you want to find out more about their program, click here.  To summarize, the association has about 40 sleds, and they are sponsored by the Colorado Avalanche.  They have an adults' team and a kids' team.  When we went to the USA Hockey Western Sled Hockey Conference, we met Corey Fairbanks and Bruce Grandchamp.  They are both wonderful guys, and they bragged a lot (well...Corey bragged a lot) about winning the 2011 National Sled Hockey Championship.  Two members of the US National Team are from their team.


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