Ok folks, it's that time again. I know myself and quite a few others have been interested in getting together another day of pick up hockey. I think it would be wise to start now so that we can pick the date and location of where we are going to play and start to get all the details ironed out.
Date: So this is probably the most difficult thing to decide on. We are never going to be able to pick a date that works for every single person that wants to play. Sadly, that is the nature of the beast considering there are a lot of us, it is summer, we are all busy and live all over the place. So, with that said here are our options:
Saturday, July 30 (this coming weekend)
Sunday, July 31 (this coming weekend)
Saturday, August 6
Sunday, August 7
Saturday, August 13
Sunday, August 14
Saturday, August 20 (Back in consideration - ice hockey game will be held another date)
Sunday, August 21
I know in the past, we have tried to play on Sundays afternoons because there tends to be fewer conflicting activities. I included July 30 and 31 (this coming weekend) on the off chance that maybe we could get everything together this week. I doubt it, but you never know. Otherwise, I have listed the weekends of the upcoming three weeks. I know that the college students will have to be heading back to school in late August so I wanted to try and schedule the game before that.
Location: In the past we have played at the outdoor rink off of Marywatersford Road in Bala Cynwyd/Belmont, PA at the Belmont Hills Swimming Pool. So far, this has been a great place to play and seems to be reasonably centrally located. I'd say we should plan to play there again unless someone has any better suggestions.
Post Game Activities: This is less important but, I just wanted to throw it out there. Considering we are so close to Manayunk would people (over 21) be interested in stopping at one of the bars for a few beers in the ‘Yunk? Might not be practical considering we are going to be hot, sweaty and tired after playing hockey, but I know it has been mentioned in the past, and just wanted to gauge the group's interest.
Ok, well as things develop, I'll try and update the post with the most recent information. If I have left out anything or you have any other ideas, be sure to discuss them in the comments.
(Also, be sure to rec this post so that it stays at the top, thanks.)