We had bit of a break from organized sports, with the exception of the five weeks of tennis lessons during the summer. Baseball ended in June - but it's time again. The street hockey coach called the other day. Practices will be starting soon (possibly tomorrow? - still waiting for the confirmation call.)
Even more than the back to school sales (which honestly start almost before school is out around here) there's no bigger harbinger to the end of summer - than the start of hockey!