Since 1929, there's been a skating rink at Pearl Park, located just north of Diamond Lake in Minneapolis' Page neighborhood. On any given winter day, even when the windchill burns exposed flesh, the hockey rink and adjacent ice sheet welcome all. No skates? No problem. Pearl beckons youngsters, former high school puck heroes, and parents alike. If you time it right — say, lunchtime on a day when school is out — you'll get in on a friendly battle when sticks are plucked from the pile and tossed in two directions. Boot hockey games here will leave you exhausted and assured that all is good with the world. This is the game at its blue-collar roots. Go once, and you'll be bucking to return. Guaranteed.