Elmhurst Y Hockey Keeps Youth Active and Safe in Frigid Weather

December 19, 2016

 

NBC-5 Chicago goes rinkside to learn how the Elmhurst Y's youth hockey players keep skating during cold weather. (NBC5 Chicago)"

Elmhurst YMCA Sports Director Nick Cronin with a few ice skating aficionados during balmier times.

For young hockey players hoping to lace up their skates and get on the ice, the extreme weather might require a change of plans—not so for the Elmhurst YMCA family and staff. The Y is able to keep its youth hockey league playing on its outdoor rink by taking cold-weather precautions to keep players safe, including frequent warm-up breaks and making sure they are properly dressed and prepared. Watch NBC5 Chicago's report rink-side at the Elmhurst Y.