Rather than frequent ice and snow venues this time of year, I patronize futsal arenas and high school gyms. Winter sports in our family means basketball, indoor soccer, and futsal.
The seating is less than desirable on the back and bum, and often I find myself squirming to get comfortable, but cheering on my kids is recreation at its finest.
Capturing these moments for posterity is DIFFICULT. Being indoors means little light. Sports by definition means speed and movement. Stopping the action in low light is hard. Obviously, I have not mastered this photographic technique yet, but at least my kids will know I was there and I tried and they are awesome no matter what the outcome of the game.