lightning on ice!

so last night, playing my pickup hockey game out at Trout Lake, the building was hit by lightning. Well, I don’t know this for sure, but all of a sudden, there was a great loud boom, and all the lights went out, leaving us poor skaters all in the dark on the ice. Moments later, the emergency generator kicked in, and we were dimly lit: enough to safely skate, not nearly enough to actually play. However, shortly, the caretaker figured out which switch to flick and we got our lights back. Interestingly, the lights in the hockey rink take a long time to warm up. I think it was about 5 minutes before they were all at full-glow.