Winter Sports http://nhpr.org en Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues http://nhpr.org/post/pond-hockey-tradition-continues <p>Pond hockey has been a favorite winter activity for many hearty New Englanders since 1883, when the first hockey game ever played in the United States happened on the ponds at St. Paul’s school right in Concord. This weekend the pond hockey tradition continued at the 4th annual <a href="http://www.blackicepondhockey.com/default.html" target="_blank">Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship</a> at White Park in Concord.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:33:19 +0000 Zach Nugent 42499 at http://nhpr.org Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues INFOGRAPHIC: Brush Up On Curling http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-brush-curling <p>You know curling - it's the ice sport people tend to forget about between Winter Olympics. Like a cold game of chess, curling is turn-based and largely strategical - and also like chess, the game comes with a good number of rules &amp; proprietary terms. Our guide, created with some help from the World Curling Federation, will help you sort out the terms and understand the commentary.</p><p>[Updated 1/13/14]</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:33:14 +0000 Sara Plourde 40784 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: Brush Up On Curling Sweeps And Stones: Inside The World Of Curling At The Nashua Country Club http://nhpr.org/post/sweeps-and-stones-inside-world-curling-nashua-country-club <p></p><p>When it comes to curling in New Hampshire, the Nashua Country Club is the place to be.</p><p>The sport dates all the way back to <a href="http://www.nashuacountryclub.com/Curling-(1)/History-of-Curling.aspx" target="_blank">1928 at the club</a>, when the first players curled on a pond near what is now the 9<sup>th</sup> hole of the golf course.</p><p>It wasn’t until the 1940s when the club moved curling inside.</p><p>Today, the Nashua Country Club features a curling rink with three sheets of ice for game play, along with a warm room, where players can mingle and watch the action.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 40708 at http://nhpr.org Sweeps And Stones: Inside The World Of Curling At The Nashua Country Club Nordic Skating On The Connecticut River http://nhpr.org/post/nordic-skating-connecticut-river <p></p><p>This is the time of year many of us love to head out on the ice to do some fishing or play a pick-up game of hockey with the kids. NHPR's Sean Hurley decided to try something a little different - he went Nordic.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26050 at http://nhpr.org Nordic Skating On The Connecticut River Outdoors Enthusiasts Out In The Storm http://nhpr.org/post/outdoors-enthusiasts-out-storm <p></p><p></p><p>It’s dark and the winds are really starting to bluster in Waterville Valley when Jess Chabot snowshoes out of the woods near Town Square.</p><blockquote><p>I lived in NH for a long time.&nbsp; Growing up my parents didn’t ski or anything.&nbsp; I hated the snow. They hated the snow.&nbsp; I hated the snow. But then like in my mid-20’s I was like <em>Why do I hate the snow so much I’m stuck with it.&nbsp; </em>So, you just gotta get a hobby. Snowshoeing you don’t have to be good at at all.&nbsp; You just put em on your feet.&nbsp; If you can walk you can snow shoe.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26054 at http://nhpr.org Outdoors Enthusiasts Out In The Storm Snowshoe Racing: Winter's Leisure Sport Speeds Up http://nhpr.org/post/snowshoe-racing-winters-leisure-sport-speeds <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.runwmac.com/snowshoes/Sidehiller.htm">Sidehiller </a>snowshoe race in Center Sandwich is the oldest snowshoe race in New Hampshire…a remarkable distinction for an event that began in 2005. We sent correspondent <strong>Sean Hurley</strong> on a radio field trip to learn&nbsp; more about the fast-growing winter sport.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26057 at http://nhpr.org Snowshoe Racing: Winter's Leisure Sport Speeds Up