Before plexi was installed, ice hockey players coming to Fife knew there was every chance they’d end up tumbling over the boards.
Over the decades, even the best skaters have found themselves checked with such momentum they ended up tumbling over the top and landing in an undignified heap on the walkway!
One or two even managed to have a shoving match or a fight before scrambling back over the boards to get on with the game.
One of the most famous moments came in 1993 when Fife Flyers’ import defenceman Ryan Kummu hit David Longstaff of Whitley Warriors.
The impact saw him tumble upside down, and Kummu caught him by the ankles and dangled him off the ice pad!
It has to go down as one of the most memorable penalties ever taken at Fife Ice Arena.
The incident happened in a game staged back in 1993 ... 25 years ago!
‘Lobby’ wasn’t the only player to suffer at the hands of the famous old boards … as our other picture shows.
Flyers players Doug Marsden and Iain Robertson stay firmly on the ice, while this unidentified opponent flies out of play!