Thunderbird Arena on the left was the scene for the women's hockey match I attended. Canada Hockey Place (right photo) was the scene for the men's hockey game.
These photos show a women's hockey team and a men's hockey team. If you were sitting in the upper deck as I was, it was pretty difficult to tell the difference. Can you tell which is which?
The women were also represented on the ice during the intermission. Although the Canadian version of Zamboni machines caused some problems at the speed skating venue, they seemed to be getting the job done in the hockey arenas.
I had attended hockey matches in the U.S., but I would have to say, there is nothing like attending a hockey match in Canada! There is SO MUCH SPIRIT!! Even during the intermission, the crowd was kept on their toes by never knowing if they were going to be seen on the Jumbotron in the "Kiss Kam". The idea was if the camera spotted you in the crowd, you were supposed to kiss your partner. The crowd was having a great time with the diversion. This is the same arena where the "Game for the Gold" was held between Canada and the USA. Even though the USA lost that particular match, we can be consoled by one of the First Place 4 Health memory verses from 1 Corinthians 15:57 that says "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." So we can still have miles of VICTORIOUS smiles! Tricia