Went with Mark and Jerry Reimer today to the mecca of Saskatoon hockey, Larry’s Skate Exchange where Jerry and Gloria got Mark some skates for Christmas. It’s early but Jerry and Gloria are going to see almost all of Asia over Christmas (not quite but close). After a trying on a pair, we found a pair of Bauer Supreme’s that fit will and for not ever having on a pair of skates on before, he was able to walk around fairly well. I am starting the rink next week. After getting some consulting from Jerry on the rink, I am going with paper instead of poly for a surface. It will keep the grass from burning to a crisp in the spring when it is still cool and the sun is really bright.
To say Mark is thrilled about his skates in an understatement. He had me put them on as soon as we came home. He is watching television now while wearing skates and for him, life doesn’t get any better. He is also explaining to the dog that dog’s can’t wear skates because they would look funny. I don’t know if I agree with him. I think I would love to see my dog in skates.
It is always fun to go to Larry’s Skate Exchange. Like a lot of kids in Saskatoon, I bought almost every skate that I have ever owned while living in Saskatoon from Larry. He started selling skates from his garage in Silverwood. Over the years he is doing it full time and I think he has over 1000 pairs of skates in there, plus all sorts of other equipment, snowboards, and seemingly everything under the sun there. Larry is kind of a cheery institution in Saskatoon.