Home Ice: Reflections Of A Reluctant Hockey Mom by Angie AbdouHome Ice: Reflections Of A Reluctant Hockey Mom by Angie Abdou

Home Ice: Reflections Of A Reluctant Hockey Mom

byAngie Abdou

Paperback | September 4, 2018

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Title:Home Ice: Reflections Of A Reluctant Hockey MomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:September 4, 2018Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not afraid to talk about it As a reluctant hockey mom myself, and a fan of Angie Abdou's fictional work, I was keen to read Home Ice. Even then, I did not expect to be hooked by the first paragraph of the first chapter. "Nothing says Canadian summer like shelling out three hundred bucks for hockey camp" is an opening sentence that could've been written by me. In her memoir, Angie Abdou tackles competition, sports psychology, athleticism, sexism, racism, religion, abuse of power, risk of concussion and general hockey culture through the lens of her sensitive 9 (and then 10)-year-old son's second season of atom in the Fernie house league. She backs up her insights with research and a whole lot of personal introspection. I admire how open she is in Home Ice, not only about her thoughts and feelings on hockey but about being a parent, wife, sister and daughter in general. Although Canadian, I grew up with only one sister during a time when girls did not play hockey so I was never a rink rat. And my British husband did not grow up with hockey at all. Supporting our son's love of the sport has been a rocky road. As our country's sacred sport, I'm not often comfortable discussing my concerns about youth hockey with my fellow hockey parents. Reading Home Ice has made me feel much less lonely in the stands.
Date published: 2018-09-16