The Origins of Ice Soccer:

Once again, "necessity is the mother of invention." The 1987 winter scenario (Woodland Lake, Brighton, Michigan):

  • when you have invited 40-50 people to your lakeside cottage-home for a Saturday afternoon of fun in the snow (bring your sleds and skis, snowshoes and saucers)
  • because local weather forecasters for a week have guaranteed a foot or more of snow by the weekend
  • and your party begins at 1:00 P.M. with dinner at 6:00 P.M.
  • but on Friday, the day before the big event, the forecast changes to absolutely no snow (but it is too late to contact everyone to ask them to bring skates)
  • you panic and ask, "What are they going to do for five hours?!?!"

The solution: you invent the Boot'r, which in turn allows the exciting play of ICE SOCCER.

Take a look at what the very first game of ICE SOCCER looked like:

 
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