Are you over 45? Have you had a knee operation or two? Are you slow and get out of breath easily? How about when you put on your old hockey jersey, do you look like Gordie Howe with your grey hair instead of a young Bobby Orr? Or maybe just an old guy with no hair at all?
Well, if you do, now is the time to hit the treadmill, ride the bike, and cut out bread from your diet. Because starting in October of 2009 I am looking to have our first of many “Old, Old, Old Timers” games down at the Avenue F Roller Hockey rink in Kensington. That’s actually McDonald Avenue between Avenue F and 18th Avenue.
We’ll have oxygen, a box of defibrillators, and a bag of plaster to make a cast on site if you break a bone or two. And just remember, there’s no injury that "The Hospital for Special Surgery" can’t fix either.
And hell, if it all goes south, Pitta's is just a mile away up McDonald Avenue. We'll stuff you in your hockey bag and drop you off by his backdoor for "stiffs".
So take out that life insurance policy and get that stress test. Because you’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys starting in October, and that’s because we are just looking to have fun and nothing else.
No, forget name-calling or feeling humiliated if you make a mistake. Because in our park the biggest effort you’ll be making is just showing up on a Sunday morning.
So let’s all drink from that fountain of youth, (although it’s just an old discolored park water fountain), and feel proud of our mid-life crisis. We’re playing roller hockey in October and feeling like kids again. And there’s nothing our parents can do to stop us.
For more info please contact: Ron Lopez Mopar195@yahoo.com