I just got back from a weekend in Chicago watching my youngest grandsons play ice hockey. I discovered a few things.

*Ice hockey is exciting to watch! It moves very fast.

*6 and 8 year old boys can skate amazingly well, backwards and in circles. They can turn and stop on a dime.

*Hockey rinks are encircled by plexiglass for the safety of the observers and to the consternation of grandmothers trying to photograph their precious grandchildren. What crummy photos you get through plexiglass, especially when the plexiglass is all scratched and full of smears.

*If anyone has photographed ice hockey, I would love any pointers you might have!