We are not hockey central around here so I had to go in a couple of stores to find any at all. All the hockey stuff together would have fit in the space of a shopsmith at one store. No one even had game pucks....
We use to play pond hockey, no boards just snow banks, no glass cause no one ever came to watch and a bunch of other rules like no padding, even the goalie, he could wear a mask and that was about it.... well yea we did wear some personal protection. Didn't matter much cause you had layer and layer of clothes on to keep warm. It wasn't uncommon to play for 6 hours on a Saturday with a few warming brakes at the bond fire we would make... sometimes the temperature would be below zero all day long. Ah the good old days.
When we moved down here I got a pair of figure skates... for a while it looked like I must have never ever skated... kind of got use to them and we would go to a small local lake that they plowed a trail along the edge for people to skate on. It was close to were I worked so I could even do some skating on my lunch "hour". That took me to about 30 years old then I was having some problems due to my running. Had to stop both and when I went to try and skate again when I was about 40 my ankles were to weak to spend more the 10 or 15 minutes skating, we went with a church group and I was the last one skating around so that was the last time one of those outing was done. That was also the last time I skated. However I can still ride a bike so you don't loose all of what you learned as a kid.
Great idea using hockey pucks! Kind of right up my alley since I am in the game. I have been looking at thre Rockler ones and wishing it would be easier and cheaper to order fron Canada. Maybe now I don't have to wait.
I went back to your other post, #11, and got the same surprise on the price of pucks last year when I went to buy a few to make "trophies" for our annual year end party. I hadn't bought any since my kids were young even and found that those $0.25 pucks are no longer available.
MDF also a good idea and may weigh a little less that pucks.