Many people have interesting childhood anecdotes, but Ariana Grande's may top them all.
Grande, whose album Sweetener recently earned her her first Grammy for best pop vocal album, has been a Florida Panthers hockey fan her whole life.
In 1998, a then-five year old Ariana was the first person to be hit with a hockey puck at the Florida Panthers' new stadium.
She would then go on to be struck by a puck during a game again!
1998: Pop star Ariana Grande, age 5, gets a ride on a Zamboni in between periods at a Florida Panthers game… https://t.co/py4oRUm0ky— Stellar Stellars (@Stellar Stellars)1549688514.0
started from the bottom now we here #thankunext #fineafterbeingstruck2ndtime https://t.co/hpqXzvRXQY— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1549829566.0
@SteIIarStellars @sportslogosnet And the rest is history. I haven't ridden on a zamboni and I'm not famous so I thi… https://t.co/yPWdCJlmxJ— Josh Anderson (@Josh Anderson)1549738136.0
@SteIIarStellars I swear 1998 doesn’t seem like all that long ago.— Vaughn Fry (@Vaughn Fry)1549756971.0
Apparently this wasn't an isolated incident!
I just saw a picture of @ArianaGrande riding the Zamboni @FlaPanthers game in 1998, but the real story is that, by… https://t.co/TtFkHBrdfC— ✖️- Mike Commito (@✖️- Mike Commito)1549741195.0
*five year old Ariana Grande gets hit by puck at Florida Panthers game* "thank u next" https://t.co/SM1JkSsU4b— Peter 🐯 (@Peter 🐯)1549743926.0
@SteIIarStellars She was first person ever hit by puck at @FlaPanthers game, and was hit a second time a little later.— Randy DB (@Randy DB)1549765971.0
Ariana has quite a history with hockey.
Her first television performance was singing the national anthem during a Panthers game.
@mikecommito @ArianaGrande @FlaPanthers Here ya go...Ariana singing the national anthem when she was 8yo at the… https://t.co/XCLNNjwBy3— Feel it Tweet it!❤✋ (@Feel it Tweet it!❤✋)1549757015.0
Remember that time @ArianaGrande sang the national anthem at a #FlaPanthers Game? #AskArianaGrande #tbt http://t.co/rWCNYNikHp— Florida Panthers (@Florida Panthers)1409262882.0
There was also a surprising amount of love for the Zamboni driver's hat!
@SteIIarStellars @sportslogosnet Let’s talk about the hat the zamboni driver is wearing and how I could get one— ZL (@ZL)1549747241.0
@SteIIarStellars That zamboni drivers hat tho— Jeb (@Jeb)1549759689.0
@SteIIarStellars @RearAdBsBlog K cool but can someone please direct me to where I can buy this hat? https://t.co/8rSkwjLeeQ— Dale Toupin (@Dale Toupin)1549760181.0
@SteIIarStellars I need that panthers hat the Zam driver is wearing. Please.— Iko (@Iko)1549804369.0
The magnetism that draws in Ariana's fans seems to work on hockey pucks too!