rink rat


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rink rat

Canadian informal a young person who carries out chores at an ice-hockey rink in return for free skating time
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Maybe more time was spent drinking blue Slush Puppies and flirting with rink rats (that's what we called the boys who hung around the edges, trying to look as cool as it's possible to look when your tongue is turquoise and you can't let go of the hand rail).
According to a 2006 Northern Ontario Business article, he and good friend Tim Horton spent their early years as rink rats who played hockey every chance they could get.
The boys--tenor Sam Chung (Ferrando) and baritone Aaron Durand (Guglielmo)--played off each other beautifully as believable university rink rats with little to show in the integrity department.
At Hillheads against Hallam Rink Rats, Sunderland won 12-1 in a match which had more than 300 minutes of penalties.
Whizzing around the ice with the children was the Arena's team of Rink Rats - expert skaters with first aid training who will be on hand at every skating session to maintain safety and give pointers to beginners.
Twelve teams were split into two groups of six, the Islanders' group containing Sheffield Stallions, Peterborough Rink Rats, Slough Tornadoes A and B squads plus Solihull Vikings.