Winter Sports

Word of Mouth
1:33 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Pond Hockey : The Tradition Continues

Zach Nugent NHPR

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 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship at White Park in Concord.


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Sports
9:33 am
Thu December 26, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Brush Up On Curling

Credit Sara Plourde / NHPR

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 & proprietary terms. Our guide, created with some help from the World Curling Federation, will help you sort out the terms and understand the commentary.

[Updated 1/13/14]

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Sweeps And Stones: Inside The World Of Curling At The Nashua Country Club

Teams curl at the Nashua Country Club during its recent Christmas mixed bonspiel.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

When it comes to curling in New Hampshire, the Nashua Country Club is the place to be.

The sport dates all the way back to 1928 at the club, when the first players curled on a pond near what is now the 9th hole of the golf course.

It wasn’t until the 1940s when the club moved curling inside.

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.

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Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Nordic Skating On The Connecticut River

Jamie Hess & Sean Hurley

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.

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NH News
10:30 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Outdoors Enthusiasts Out In The Storm

Gerri Schiffman and her daughter went out snowshoeing and skiing Friday night
Credit Sean Hurley for NHPR

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.

I lived in NH for a long time.  Growing up my parents didn’t ski or anything.  I hated the snow. They hated the snow.  I hated the snow. But then like in my mid-20’s I was like Why do I hate the snow so much I’m stuck with it.  So, you just gotta get a hobby. Snowshoeing you don’t have to be good at at all.  You just put em on your feet.  If you can walk you can snow shoe.

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Word of Mouth
12:30 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Snowshoe Racing: Winter's Leisure Sport Speeds Up

The starting line at The Sidehiller
Sean Hurley for NHPR

The Sidehiller 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 Sean Hurley on a radio field trip to learn  more about the fast-growing winter sport.

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