Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ice Hockey in Paris


Every year they install an ice rink in front of the town hall (and in front of the Montparnasse station). I passed by it tonight hoping and noticed that they saved some of it for hockey players. Quite impressive I must say. Ice Hockey (le Hockey sur glace in French) seems to be pretty big in France, I had no idea...

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  1. I had no idea either, Eric. BTW, it looks as though you risked some limbs again to achieve the Tenin perspective!

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  2. le hockey sur glace. The French make even hockey sound chic! :) So is it "le puque"???
    V

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  3. Love the depths, literally!, you go to for the ever amazing shots, Eric. Did you know there are/were only 5 famous French-born hockey players in the NHL?

    http://www.hockey-reference.com/friv/birthplaces.cgi?country=FR&province=&state=

    Maybe one of these skaters is an aspiring NHL star?

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  4. I wish I was a better skater!
    Great shot Eric.

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  5. Ice hockey is a fast-moving sport, very exciting to watch. A fun shot!

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  6. Virginia - "le palet" !

    Great shot Eric but not a very safe thing to do!

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  7. I've only seen ice hockey in the movies ~ looks fast and furious. I love that you caught the puck in mid flight.

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  8. well needless to say it's pretty big here in Canada too....BIG

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  9. Catching the puck in mid flight - Ouch!
    Don't think this was the 'full' Tenin perspective, i.e. lying prone on the ice. I doubt if Eric wanted his assets frozen and his head in the goal net!
    This whole ice hockey lark looks a bit dangerous to me.

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  10. My son has just discovered ice skating, I'm sure hockey is bound to be next! This is a great shot, Eric. I'm sure those who play hockey love these few weeks a year when the rink comes to town! :)

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  11. Actually I am surprised they allow hockey on the rink....guess I am thinking like an American in terms of risk, since everyone here seems to be lawsuit crazy!

    Is it free to skate? In the past I remember reading they rent skates...


    Sean

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  12. I used to follow ice hockey when I lived in Gap (south-east of France, in the Alps). At that time, the local team was leading the French premier league.
    OK, nothing to compare with NHL! but these evenings at the ice rink were great moments of fun ;-)

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  13. I don't know what to say today except that I always wonder how you can be so inventive, fun, clever, different in all your shots. Alive.
    You know what I think : it's frustating to think I live so little of what you live :). I put a smile so you won't think I'm falling too down though... ouch!
    No, I'm just working like crazy.

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  14. Sounds gorgeous, Thib. You have photos? ;)

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  15. San Jose Sharks rule!!

    Just felt the need to scream that out.

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  16. Merci Nathalie. No matter what, I can't get the jump on français!!

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  17. @Lynn: yes I have photos! But paper photos (it was in the early 80's).
    I need to dig in my "archives" and scan a few of them! I'll let you know ;-)

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  18. Does anyone know any good sport bar to watch ice hockey in paris?

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