This massive backyard ice rink has it all -- even a scoreboard, flood lights and a warming tent
The backyard rink of the Antrobius family in Livonia, Michigan. Ever since purchasing a home with a big backyard in Livonia, Michigan about 10 years ago, Antrobius and his family, for eight of those years, have built a backyard ice skating or hockey rink. )”In addition to an 80-foot-long by 40-foot-wide ice surface, the rink also has boards, chicken wire to prevent pucks from going into neighbor’s yards, flood lights, a scoreboard, a warming tent and a locker room. The backyard rink of the Antrobius family in Livonia, Michigan. For a tutorial on how to build a backyard rink, or just if you’re curious to see how it all works, click or tap here.
No dilly in this pickle: Why Pickleball has become a popular new sport for so many
For those clamoring for a World Pickleball Day, you’re about to get your wish. The first-ever World Pickleball Day is set for Saturday, which will bring promotional opportunities and publicity for those who love the sport. Pickleball is a net sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, according to USA Pickleball. As far as sports go, Pickleball is relatively new, since it was invented by three men in 1965 near Seattle, Washington, according to USA Pickleball. To become an official Olympic sport, Pickleball needs to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Need to burn your kids’ energy? Try golf -- as in, real golf
But if you’re in need of more ideas, how about this one: Have you tried taking your kid golfing? Depending on which part of the country you golf, other wildlife such as deer and alligators can also easily be present on a golf course. On a side note, you don’t have to have your kid hit EVERY shot. Golf courses know the value of introducing the game to youngsters, and thus, will often offer heavy discounts for kids to play, if they even charge them at all for a round. Some golf courses also will offer discounts for families who want to play.
Golfing on a Jewel: 5 reasons why playing this course on Mackinac Island is an experience like no other
Here are five reasons why a round of golf on Mackinac Island’s Jewel Golf Course is an experience like no other. The ferry rideSome ferry rides to Mackinac Island will take you underneath the Mackinac Bridge. Spectacular viewsViews from the Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island. The Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island.
Have some ‘reel fun’ close to home at these San Antonio fishing spots
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re looking take a quick trip outdoors, you may want to check out one of these local fishing spots. Even if you aren’t a fan of fishing, some of these fishing destinations also feature hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and camping. Woodlawn Lake ParkLocated at 221 Alexander Avenue, this is one of the most popular fishing spots in San Antonio, according to Yelp users. Elmendorf Lake ParkLocated at 3700 W Commerce Street, Elmendorf Lake Park allows fishing from the bank or a pier overlooking the water. For more information, click here.
Passing on your left! Using city trails the right way
Published: May 20, 2020, 7:13 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 7:53 amSAN ANTONIO The city of San Antonio has seen an uptick in its use of its 65 plus miles of greenway trails while residents continue to social distance. As a reminder to the public on how to stay safe while using the trails, the city released a set of etiquette reminders on the parks and recreation website. And since trails can get narrow, limit two people side by side at a given time. To keep social distancing, while passing people on the trail or groups, give them at least six feet of space. To find a greenway trail near you, check out their website by clicking here.