17 January 2011

Moose Jaw Minute #23: A Sporting Weekend

Twas the weekend of sporting and all through the land, the Warriors were skating and the Steelers were grand!  Yes, indeed...it was a weekend full of sporting events, friends, good food, and lots of snow.  In other words, an ideal Moose Jaw weekend.

On Friday night, Dave and I received an invitation to see the Moose Jaw Warriors play the Prince Albert Raiders.  We had great seats right behind the visiting team's bench (with the exception of the occasional whiff of hockey gear) in the hockey arena known as the "crushed can" for its distinctive shape.  The Moose Jaw Warriors are a junior hockey league team in Canada's Western Hockey League and have been around in one form or another since 1926.  Before landing in Moose Jaw full-time in 1984, the team had a long stint in Winnipeg.  Despite our home team losing the game, it was a good time and it was fun to see a hockey game in person again.

One of the best parts of the evening was when they brought out the little ones to skate with the Warriors mascot.  Check this out:


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On Saturday, we had a bunch of friends over for chili and, well...what else?  Football!!!  Yes, indeed, the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing the Baltimore Ravens and I figured it was as good a time as any to introduce my Canadian friends to my love-affair with all things steel-town related.  The game was good and close, the chili spicy, the company fantastic.  It was the perfect way to spend a cold, dreary Moose Jaw day.  They will play the New York Jets next weekend and I am busy recruiting new converts to the Terrible Towel cheering section.

In addition to watching sports...Dave and I are now in full-swing training for the Saskatoon Marathon taking place this May.  As such, we got our run on -- on the treadmill of course.  It will be Dave's first time tackling 26.2 miles and I am pumped that we will be running the course together.  We motivate each other along the way and having a training partner, especially while running indoors while getting nowhere fast is a bonus.  As a side note, this year I am running races to benefit "Run for Congo Women."  You can check out their link on the right-hand rail of this page.  I have four runs lined up this year, including my ultimate goal -- the Saskatoon Ultra in October.

I am including some pictures below, including some from our wintry hike from my previous post.  Have a lovely week everyone!


Happy Hay Ball




Hiking is fun!



The road from Moose Jaw to Regina...sometimes it's a nail biter!

1 comment:

Sarah H said...

Why, that's a mighty fine lookin' scarf you have there, Ms. Evans. ;-)

So excited for your races!