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Home Ice Jack Falla is most probably one of the best books written on backyard ice rinks. I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in building a backyard ice rink and for those who have a home rink already.

Home Ice Jack Falla is most probably one of the best books written on backyard ice rinks. Jack Falla was a veteran sports journalist and was a writer for Sports Illustrated. Jack Falla is a native to New England and currently teaches sports journalism at Boston University. Home ice is a collection of incredibly written stories describing Jack Falla's construction of his own backyard ice rink. Possibly the best book since Ken Dryden's The Game. A gentle and powerful book.

Home Ice. by Jack Falla. Home Ice truly takes us home. com User, November 21, 2000. Home Ice is one of those books you want to read in one sitting without putting it down

Home Ice. Home Ice is one of those books you want to read in one sitting without putting it down. Even if you have never skated on natural ice, or never skated at all for that matter, you will relate to this book.

Falla's book accomplishes this feat through a collection of essays on backyard skating rinks and frozen ponds and how .

Falla's book accomplishes this feat through a collection of essays on backyard skating rinks and frozen ponds and how these local skating venues allow their participants to get in touch with the game of hockey in addition to building relationships with family and friends. Ships from and sold by stressfreesalesUSA.

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A bonus chapter explains how to build your own backyard rink.

Nothing brings us home to the true roots of hockey as do the memories we have of the backyard rinks and the frozen ponds .

Nothing brings us home to the true roots of hockey as do the memories we have of the backyard rinks and the frozen ponds of our youth. In this collection of heart-warming and humorous essays, veteran sports journalist Jack Falla writes about how his own backyard rink has served as a bridge to family and friends, to the past, and to the game he loves. Falla also describes his visits with other builders of home rinks (including Walter Gretzky); laments the passing of the venerable Boston Garden, the inspiration for his own backyard ice palace; and lets us in on his secrets for building a home rink. Home Ice is more than a hockey book.

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He was a former writer for Sports Illustrated and for Hockey Magazine and was the author of five books about hockey, notably Saved, a novel about a Boston Bruins goalie, and Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds. His final book, Open Ice: Reflections and Confessions of a Hockey Lifer, was published in October 2008. Jack stopped into my office last Thursday and left me a copy of Open Ice, COM Dean Thomas Fiedler (COM’71) said the day after Falla’s death. Unfortunately, I wasn’t there. backyard in Natick, Massachusetts, an. teacher, a great journalist, and a great ice rink named after the street where.

There is no shortage of books that describe how participating in a particular sporting activity strengthens bonds between people. Falla's book accomplishes this feat through a collection of essays on backyard skating rinks and frozen ponds and how these local skating venues allow their participants to get in touch with the game of hockey in addition to building relationships with family and friends. The author, a sportswriter and author of Sports Illustrated Hockey, is the architect and CEO of his full-scale backyard rink, the Bacon Street Omni, around which neighborhood life seems to revolve during the long, cold months. Each essay is short and provides for excellent recreational reading for people interested in skating in general and hockey in particular. Throughout, the author's love for winter sports is clear, especially as a link between his New England childhood and his current life, but readers who have never put on a pair of skates may have trouble connecting with this well written book. --Library Journal

Comments: (7)

Ceck
I wasn't a hockey player growing up. Basketball was my first love. My Dad put up a hoop in the driveway back in the early 70's, and the memories of playing 21, Horse, and three on three will last forever. Meeting neighbors and friends, playing by myself working on skills: those were the days.

And Falla's stories of his backyard rink inspire the same kind of love and committment to family and friends that my father's hoop did. What a wonderful book, made all the more important and influential by the author's passing away not too long ago. He was a wonderful writer who seemed to inspire many others through his life, teaching, and writing.

Thanks to Jack Falla...
Yla
Jack does a wonderful job in capturing the essence of backyard/pond hockey in its most pure form and the life lessons and character that it can build. There are also some great little tips in this book for even the most veteran backyard rink builders among us. Anybody who loves backyard hockey must have this book in their library. It was one of those books that I had trouble putting down and I will defintely be reading through it again in early Fall as I prepare to install my rink this year.
Dreladred
Have bought TWO for friends and will probably buy 2 more before long. ANYONE who has ever built or played on a back yard rink will LOVE THIS BOOK.
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After reading the book I wanted to head right out and build the rink it was the spring thaw but I did clear out my back lot and leveled it got it ready for winter can't wait until the first freeze
Malojurus
one of my favorite winter time reads. I grew up skating on ponds and having friends try and make their own. this book makes me feel like a teenager again.
Kekinos
book arrived in great condition thanks
Shadowredeemer
Awesome book. Absolutely delightful. I really enjoyed reading this. Most people will find something to like about this book, even if you only have a passing interest in skating.
I was geared up to read about the experiences the Fallas and their friends shared on the Bacon Street Omni. And Falla delivers the goods with humor and honesty, with wit and wisdom. But Home Ice, for me, has become more than a celebration of hockey and that which unites families and communities.

I, a relative newcomer to New England, didn't expect to learn so much about the Boston Bruins. I had heard of Orr and O'Reilly, of course, but I didn't grow up watching them as Falla did. He brings his memories of the Big Bad Bruins to life. Falla also mixes Black and Gold with the Oil. His skate with Wayne Gretzky enriches the book, giving it balance: the Great One juxtaposed to the average Joes who play on the pond.
Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds download epub
Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: Jack Falla
ISBN: 1930845049
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Albion Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2001)
Pages: 190 pages