Family Day... a great day for some pond hockey.
The kids and I packed up some gear and a thermos of hot chocolate and headed out to play some hackey (not to be confused with hockey) on one of the many ponds in the Marlborough forest. I was out here the Monday before when the ice was windswept and clear of snow but since then we'd had a few centimeters that required a bit of shoveling off with the hockey stick. Normally a lot of work but knowing that the kids had never played pond hockey before (and that I didn't have the lungs for a full NHL rink) we only cleared a small patch of ice for our big match.
I grew up playing road hockey and backyard rink hockey so it was nice to relive some old memories. We had a great time and the kids are already asking if we can head out again.