My whole family is a big time hockey family, and in our area of Libertyville Illionios, it is easy to get into hockey.
It is frigid just about all year, then playing hockey comes naturally with the cold! My kids have many teams, however they have a team they play on during the university year & a travel hockey team over the summer.
They of course don’t play on the same teams either, then so I am always washing & organizing weird jerseys. My husband & I have a color coded calendar to try & organize who is going where, but when people hear where I live, everyone thinks I must hate the cold! For our lifestyle, it is perfect. The people I was with and I have a backyard pond that freezes from time to time. My kids & I all go out there & skate for a bit. When it snows the whole family makes snow angels, fights with snow balls & makes snow men. The kids have friends that all get together to go skiing, snow tubing or snowboarding. The Winter time sport & frigid is just what every one of us are used to & love. I can’t imagine going surfing or to the beach. Our beach is the ice rink. I don’t mind bundling up for the cold. I actually don’t mind that my A/C method is more of a decorative piece. It is more about heating & the Winter time season. I could never transfer further south where it gets into the 90s & occasionally 100 degrees, however how do those people survive? The heat would just kill me.