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Old 07-14-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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The Guardian chronicles the decline of street hockey in Canada
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:17 AM
 
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I think the decline is to do with much of todays generation of youth having less of a desire to play outside and would rather spend time playing indoors with all their electronic gizmos ,If they do play sports its usually an organized team sport like soccer,hockey or baseball.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'd imagine the playing of all sports outdoors with other kids has declined, not just hockey. My 10 year old cousins do not seem to have as much of a desire to play sports with their friends for fun as mine did 15 years ago.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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When I was in Calgary a few years ago, they blocked one of the downtown streets on Saturday for street hockey. Being a big hockey fan, I stopped to watch it for awhile. However it was young adults playing and it was pretty serious.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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In order to get a street hockey game going, there needs to be a certain number of kids in the neighbourhood in the same age range. People have fewer kids now, so there aren't as many street hockey recruits per square kilometre. And, as others have pointed out, kids today have so many other entertainment options... most of which involve fiddling with electronics indoors.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I think the decline is to do with much of todays generation of youth having less of a desire to play outside and would rather spend time playing indoors with all their electronic gizmos ,If they do play sports its usually an organized team sport like soccer,hockey or baseball.
I don't want to blame parents too much BUT when I was a kid in the 1960's, we were kicked out of the house on nice days. We'd rather hang around inside and watch TV.
My mother would literally lock the doors and say " it's a nice day, go out and play ". I have memories of softly kicking at the back door moaning there was NOTHING to do. Actually ended up having wonderful times and going on adventures.

I suppose there is a greater fear of kids being out and about...but I have hope. I live right downtown in Vancouver and the playgrounds are busy. I see kids of around 9 years of age walking with their friends without any adult supervision.

It might be different out in the burbs.
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