Here is the video: Off-Ice Training for Hockey Refs

Hey!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends in the U.S. I hope you all have a wonderful day with your loved ones and families!  I have celebrated a few memorable US Thanksgivings – – one in Monterey, California back in 1993.  After I finished my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Paul and I drove my 1988 Jeep YJ from London, Ontario to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory where I lived and trained for skiing when I was 20.  Then we drove down through British Columbia (the photo on the right was taken to celebrate the Jeep turning over 100,000kms) – along the Washington, Oregon and California coast where we arrived in Monterey on Thanksgiving Day.

We went to an all-you-can-eat buffet where they had crazy good food and about 6 projector screen TVs with football on them.  It was a little bizarre, but super fun!  About 4 years ago we also spent a memorable Thanksgiving in New York City which included the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, skating in Bryant Park, a visit to a Scottish Pub where we met some…Scottish people who started buying rounds…it ended badly for all.  But that is a story for another day 🙁

Okay, here is the video that goes with the post from Monday.  It is designed specifically for hockey refs, but it is a nice little workout that you might want to try.  Because refs are on the go the entire time since they don’t get shifts, this is a longer duration energy system workout.  If you want to work on more stamina, give it a try.