My first ever ice hockey derby

Growing up in southern Africa there are a couple of main team sport types you get exposed to; rugby, soccer (or football) and netball. I think that is it! 😂

So I got invited to join a couple of acquaintances to go and see Cologne vs. Düsseldorf… and you know what? Ice Hockey has become my new favourite sport! Of course, as Luck would have it Cologne won – here the team is called “Kölner Haie” – roughly translated to cologne Sharks, which is why there was a shark dancing around on the ice half way through the game. 😀

Here are a couple of pictures!


People lighting sparklers to celebrate the entrance of their team into the arena
after the warm up the ice is being prepared – on one of the machines a little girl was riding with her dad
Full force game! 🙂