Center Ice as viewed from the press box at the San Jose Arena. One of the most unique aspects of hockey is the surface on which the game is played: the ice itself. The players talk about the quality of the ice; they've helped coin the terms "fast ice" and "slow ice.
So I decided that was a chance I must take and left home in a hurry and a bit excited for the great experience that I was hoping to witness. The city was full of fans, all of them dressed up with shirts and ice-hockey props.
Hala Rondo After arriving to Hala Rondo, I spent some time looking for the box office to buy the ticket for the match. Before entering the home arena through the tourniquet, I went to the HC Kometa pub to drink a beer.
It was full of supporters waiting impatiently for the start of the match. Everyone was cheering and shouting for the local team players and finally they entered the rink.
From the presentation of the players to the beginning of the match it was only a few minutes that went by very quickly for me, since my expectation to watch the match was huge. So the match started. The ice-hockey disc, called puck, was sliding through the ice in an incredible speed, that I could barely see it.
But I was trying to learn about all the aspects of the match. What I found the most interesting was the physical contact between players.
They sure have to be in a great condition to endure such tackles during the matches. Everyone was happy and celebrated with intensity. Nevertheless, remember, that even when HC Kometa was losing, the supporters were always trying to motivate their players to do an overturn. Thankfully, they could do it.