Sunday, February 21, 2016

What's That Smell

One of the male ice dancers wrinkled his nose as he took a seat next to the looker room door. "What's that smell?"

Since I have almost no sense of smell, I've missed the 'joys' of sitting next to the door to the locker room to put on my skates. I was 3 feet away and could smell nothing.

The male dancer actually got up and stuck his head in the door. He slammed it shut.  "It smells like there's a dead body in there!"

 According to my coach, Miss Bianca, the hockey players think it's 'manly' not to clean their stuff for the entire season, and they don't even wash their socks. There's no reason for this as you can wash them at home.

Miss Bianca relates a story to the rest of us, that Dance Coach (who plays rec hockey) doesn't like this custom of our local hockey players. "Is dizguzting." she tells us he'd said, "I keep my gear clean. Someday when I see you in my hockey gear, you can smell me and see that I don't stink."

And we all mentally went...

Febreze grenade for the locker room, anyone?


  1. I'm curios to know what boots & blades he uses for the hockey games?

  2. "Hockey smell" is terrible. I was at the rink once and midway through a public session we were all asked to move over to the other sheet of ice. A hockey game had just concluded on it. As soon as we walked in, a little girl could be heard with alarm in her voice crying, "Mommy, Mommy, what's that smell? It smells like feet!"

  3. Eeeewwww.... that smells all too familiar! We sometimes have hockey folks walking through the rink and you can smell them from a distance!