10 ‘Canadianisms’ You Might Bust Out For Saratoga Pond Hockey
The Saratoga Frozen Springs Pond Hockey Tournament returns February 9-11 at the Saratoga State Park! Get in the spirit by reading up on some "Canadianisms" you can use while watching—or playing—the game.
1. "Kerfuffle" - means commotion
"What's the kerfuffle here at the Saratoga State Park? Oh yea, it's POND HOCKEY!"
2. "Two-four" - means 24-rack of beer
"I'm ready for a two-four after that goal."
3. Arse - means hind quarters
"How'd you get that bruise?" "I fell on my arse yesterday at pond hockey!"
4. Chesterfield - means couch
"I can't wait to warm up and watch Netflix on the chesterfield later."
5. Toque - means wool winter hat
"I'm going to stay so warm for pond hockey because I'm bringing my best toque."
6. Backbacon - means Canadian bacon
"I asked for extra backbacon with my breakfast this morning, so I'm ready to skate all day long!"
7. Double-Double - means coffee with two creams and two sugars
"A double-double from Tim Horton's would really hit the spot right now."
"The queue for coffee is so long. I just want my double-double!"
9. Chinook - means warm breeze in the winter
"What a perfect winter day for pond hockey-- not too cold with the occasional chinook."
10. Give'r - means to give something your all
"We're gonna give'r this year at the Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic. Bring it!"
We hope you have a skookem time at this year's Frozen Classic!