My youngsters are starting to get into hockey… In Florida it isn’t absolutely the interest that youngsters do, and the weather is hot basically all year around, then so not several youngsters are thinking about winter time interests. They absolutely should though! Florida has two professional hockey teams, the Panthers and the Tampa Bay lightning. They both do absolutely well in the Stanley cup playoffs. So why aren’t more youngsters playing? I am absolutely lucky that I live in Jacksonville Florida. So my guys have several ice rinks to choose from. I started them all out in the learn to skate program, however now my guys each have their own hockey team. I have a forward, defensemen, and a goalie living in my household; My goal is that the guys stick with it all throughout school. That way they have the chance to play it in college. I suppose they aren’t professional level good, however they do quite well. In Florida the training programs aren’t absolutely there either, then but my friend and I do the best my friend and I can. I appreciate the fact that Tampa isn’t that far. If my friend and I want to see a professional game, it is quite an straight-forward trip for the boys… During the playoff season it isn’t hard to get tickets either. I found it absolutely weird when I first moved down south. In the north, you can’t get a ticket ever. In the south, I can get a playoff ticket quite cheap for the entertainment value. My buddy and I are a hockey family through and through.