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    Kenya's first Ice Rink opens in Nairobi

    Now this is interesting....

    http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx...sight__africa/
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    "Eager for a dose of winter, Kenyans are stepping out of blazing equatorial heat into the chill of East Africa's first ice rink for halting forays into sports normally associated with colder climes. In a land where the only snow most people will ever see is at the peak of the country's highest mountain, would-be Kenyan hockey stars and figure skaters have been flocking to the Solar Ice Rink in Nairobi since it opened this month

    Loeper said he has already been contacted by Kenyan schools interested in setting up ice-hockey teams and is discussing the possibility of an African figure-skating federation with the rinks in Egypt and South Africa."
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    I think that's pretty cool. Nice article Jazz.
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    Here's another article which specifically mentions icehockey.

    The rink located at the Panari Hotel in Nairobi is mainly for promoting tourism, but...

    Mr Loeper said there were trainers at the facility but later the hotel will bring in specialists to train and promote Ice hockey.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/200512190682.html

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    Now we're all going to be impatient waiting for Kenya to step onto the world stage, at least I will be. Imagine the logos you can think up with the crest on their flag. Whoa, hold on. I'm getting a few years ahead of myself already! It will be good to see another country on the African ice hockey map when they are ready and begin training.

    Sorry for the over eagerness.
    Bringing ice hockey to Northwest China!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KazakhEagles
    Now we're all going to be impatient waiting for Kenya to step onto the world stage, at least I will be. Imagine the logos you can think up with the crest on their flag. Whoa, hold on. I'm getting a few years ahead of myself already! It will be good to see another country on the African ice hockey map when they are ready and begin training.

    Sorry for the over eagerness.

    are you Kenyan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Algerian_hockey_playa
    are you Kenyan?
    No. Perhaps I need another hobby though...
    Bringing ice hockey to Northwest China!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KazakhEagles
    No. Perhaps I need another hobby though...

    look out for an algerian team coming soon!

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    i have found a movie to that: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ltKuF2StoB0
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    Found this nice article about this rink.
    http://mattinkenya.blogspot.com/2006...-in-kenya.html

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    think its really nice ice rink!I like this mountain pictures on the wall.Congratulations for Kenya.Now we waiting for hockey teams.

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    Here is another interesting video on ice hockey in Kenya -

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nZoJKIXdJ3g

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    Yeah, it is online. Solar Ice Rink. Great to see a rink in Kenya.

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    Just a nice little video from guys who play ice hockey at the Panari Hotel and roller hockey in Nairobi.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUR9EnymXuw

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    Yea saw that last night, great vid, very inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey_Algeria View Post
    Yea saw that last night, great vid, very inspirational.
    Same. I'm pleasantly surprised to see how much the culture has grown there. The guys in the video didn't look shabby at all.
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    They will have stiff competition against the Jamaican's

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