For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, what do you expect from a Canadian?

  2. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s not always as cold in the standsd as it is on the ice; some arenas have heaters that blow on the seating area, but it’s carefully designed to avoid the heat getting to the ice surface. Other arenas have a heated sectator area at one end of the rink, neat the entrance of the building. And some have a second-floor room above the same end of the rink.

  3. Richard Roush

    Richard Roush GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    I’ve been to several Pittsburgh Penguin games and a couple Wheeling Nailer (minor league) hockey games, and I’ve never felt uncomfortably cold sitting in the stands.

  4. hazel ware

    hazel ware said, almost 3 years ago

    I grew up in New England and quite a few rinks for kids and leagues were outside with stands and a roof but they were not enclosed with heating. The roof was held up with cement posts. No windows.

  5. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I used to go to “London Kights” games at ole London Gardens/London Ice House back in the 1980s and 1990s and was NEVER cold.
    The ‘bantam’ league rinks, however, are more about space to skate, than keeping spectators warm. At least, here in Ontario, eh.

  6. route66paul

    route66paul said, almost 3 years ago

    A friend of mine landed in Edmonton, in below 0 weather. When he checked into the hotel, everything seemed deserted, he got to his room and looked out the window. It appeared that everyone in town was in the park watching a pee wee hockey game.

    That, is dedication.

  7. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, almost 3 years ago

    ELLY, get a cup of coffee, you idiot! The last time I saw you cheering Mike to get into the fray, Lizzie had to tell you that he was sitting on the bench! A lot of attention you pay!

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago


    Here I was hoping we could go one day without hearing from the Elly haters. Too much to hope for, I guess. Hey, Red, hate her so much? Find another ’toon. Go read Zits.

  9. JP Steve

    JP Steve said, almost 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    The Lynn Lake arena had a row of heat lamps along the ceiling, but the warmth dissipated long before it reached the bleachers. Parents who sat through hours of practice and many games shivered miserably despite blankets, parkas and warm winter gloves. We were grateful for rotgut coffee and the occasional shouting match, which kept us pliable.

  10. Michael Joss

    Michael Joss said, almost 3 years ago

    You just have got to sit under the heater.

  11. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, almost 3 years ago


    Sorry, but Elly’s innate selfishness, unattainable standards, and delusions of grandeur rub me the wrong way. I do read Zits, and as a free thinker, I sympathize with Jeremy just as much as I do with Michael. Probably more with Michael, because I, too, had a bratty little sister who my mother constantly held above the rules!

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago


    Cry me a river. I had a bunch of sisters that my parents had no rules for except the rule that they were great. Even though there was no proof of that. In fact their boyfriends had a lot more status than me.

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