Claude Giroux on the ice in Ottawa

Claude Giroux sur la glace à Ottawa

The attacker of the Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to jump on the ice on Thursday.

The athlete, 32-year-old took advantage of the reopening of the Minto Arena to put on his equipment and skate for the first time since the pandemic of sars coronavirus has forced the national hockey League (NHL) to put their activities on pause on 12 march.

The private accommodation is located in the east of the city of Ottawa, close to where Giroux lives. The latter is a native of the federal city and has returned to waiting for the circuit Bettman finds a way to resume his campaign 2019-2020.

“I think it is the only ice rink that is available in Ottawa, said Giroux at the network TSN. When I knew that I could come and I could be back on the ice, I just wanted to me to rush it.”

“There are a few rules to follow when we’re inside and I’m going to follow. Just to be on the ice is an incredible feeling.”

The leaders of the Minto Arena have skaters arrive at the arena with their equipment on the back, with the exception of skates and the helmet. Players must go in a room to get ready and there is a different room to remove the equipment once the training is completed.

Indeed, only four players and one coach are allowed on the ice at the same time.

The Minto Arena works with bookings and his schedule is already full for the next two weeks.

The story does not say if some of the players, the Ottawa Senators have managed to get a reservation. This will likely not need to be ready for a return in 2019-2020, because the NHL is working on a recovery scenario to 24 teams. As the formation of the federal capital, had a poor season and that it was installed at the before-last row in the Association Is, it should not be of the lot.

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