Usually I have a list of things for this link-up, but today I decided to just have one theme -- Iowa Wild Rookie Camp!
A few weeks ago, I got to attend Rookie Camp, an event that's exclusively for first-time season ticket holders. After attending more than a dozen games last year, I decided to treat myself to a 21-game package for this year. I was really excited about Rookie Camp, which offered a chance to see the arena and learn more about hockey (I'm still VERY new to the sport). Here are some of my photos from the evening:
|After a free dinner, Crash and Joe O'Donnell (voice of the Wild) welcome the crowd.|
|Wild players Scott Czarnowczan and Chase Lang demonstrated different kinds of moves and shots.|
|Josh Fisher, senior director of digital content and communications, showed us around the control room and press box.|
|Assistant Coach David Cunniff explained two of the most common penalties -- icing and off-sides.|
|With just three days before opening night, the lockers were set up and ready. Each pair of skates costs about $750 and the players go through two or three per season. That's a lot of money!!|
Overall, it was a really fun evening, and I learned a lot. It was fun seeing behind the scenes and it's given me a greater appreciation for all that goes into a game and the sport in general.
I hope you didn't mind the single-subject post.