Skating the Edge

Description

63 pages
$9.95
ISBN 1-894345-35-5
DDC C813'.6

Publisher

Year

2001

Contributor

Reviewed by Bob Forsey

Bob Forsey is the education officer at the Newfoundland Museum in St.
John’s.

Review

The seven stories in Skating the Edge examine the hard choices players,
parents, or fans have to make to succeed in hockey or life. “Beyond
the Ice” describes the terrible price a player must pay for acting out
his violent impulses. “The Long Road” shows how a twist of fate—a
career-ending injury—can close one door but open another. “The
Puck” describes the power of a souvenir to trigger memories of a
broken marriage and a tragic death. “The Woman behind the Mask”
reveals the superstitious nature of hockey players and tells of the
unholy bargains some are willing to make to achieve stardom and win
games.

Written with sensitivity and heart, Skating the Edge merits the
attention of all sports fans.

Citation

Daniels, Calvin., “Skating the Edge,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7432.