Since the dawn of civilization, one of the most popular activities without a doubt is the activity of playing sports. The ancient Aztecs used to play hand ball and other types of sports. Now, in our advanced civilization, there are people across the world that engage in sports. These sports can range from basketball to soccer, and can also range from recreational sports to serious professional sports.
For most young children, playing sports is either an escape, a very fun activity, or a serious way to make a living if they have enough talent. Some children enjoy playing basketball, some enjoy football, some enjoy baseball, and others enjoy hockey. Unfortunately, hockey is not as accessible as the other sports because in order to play you need an ice rink. If you do not have one, then you can build one in your backyard. While this is not easy, if you think it is worth it then it definitely will be. Here are some facts you should know before you build your homemade ice rink.
In 2914, the number of children starting at age six and older involved in ice skating equated to about 10.65 million children. While most parents take kids sports very seriously, the same cannot be said about children. If you want to build a homemade ice rink then you should take this into account because it will allow children to play hockey without the pressure of a coach telling them they have to win.
65% of all youth sports participants said that they play sports because they want to be with their friends. Not to win, notice how that is left out of the equation. Also, out of all youth sports participants, about 71% said they do not care whether or not the score is kept during their games. That is the exact opposite of what you would expect from an athlete because most believe that they play only to win. This is why a homemade ice rink will work for your children because they can focus on what is fun in sports.
The number of children who play organized sports every year equals 36,000,000. There were more people involved in playing hockey within the United States during the 2013 to 2014 season. According to United States of America Hockey, this amounts to 519,417 people being registered to play hockey that season. In the year 2014, the number of participants in ice skating amounted about 10.65 million.
The United States contains about 1,900 indoor ice hockey rinks and about 500 outdoor ice hockey rinks. Outdoor ice honkey rinks are a rarity and are considered to be special amongst hockey players, who will spend most of their time playing hockey inside. A backyard ice rink will allow you to also spend time with your children, which is important because around 67% of all American teenagers say they want to spend more time with their parents.
In conclusion, you will need ice rink brackets, an ice rink liner or ice rink liners, and ice rink tarps for your homemade ice rink. How to make a homemade ice rink is a phrase you can easily google and find on the internet. Participating in sports improves cardiovascular endurance. Increased cardiovascular health decreases the risk for heart disease which is the number one killer disease claiming almost 800,000 lives in 2011, according to the CDC. Since the mid-1970s, according to Pew Research, the time that fathers spend on child care has almost tripled. As for mothers, their time has gone up 57%?even though 71% of them are now working outside the home. Enjoy a sport you love and your children loves by building a homemade ice rink for your family.