Winnipeg Jets hold practice on frozen river

If you grew up in a town that loved their hockey and experienced some awfully cold winters, then there is a chance you spent some days of your childhood playing some hockey on a frozen pond or river.

This past weekend, the Winnipeg Jets got to re-live their youth by holding their Sunday practice on the frozen Assiniboine River in front of more than two thousand fans.

Players were not afraid to acknowledge the cold, but they did appear very excited to do something like this for the fans.

“It’s cold, but it’s a cool experience,” said defenseman Keaton Ellerby, via “You look around and see the people in this city… how much they love the Jets and how much they love hockey to come out and watch us hack the puck around out here. It’s pretty awesome.”

After seeing the images from the outdoor practice, it was pretty incredible to see all of the fan support and everyone enjoying their time outdoors despite the cold. You can check out some of the outdoor practice for yourself in the video below:

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