My friend Carolyn finally convinced me to start playing ice hockey when I moved in near her in the San Francisco Bay area. I was only there for a year, but I took it up again once I got settled into New Jersey. Now I need to find a place to play in Basel – once I’m settled in, of course.
As I child I took figure skating lessons but never did anything with them, other than an infrequent trip to the local rink. It had been about 25 years since I’d been on skates when I finally put them on again and put a stick in my hands. I did surprisingly well on the ice, but I have a lot to learn about hitting a puck.