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Pond Hockey

Pond Hockey
1:20:03 | 2008

Categories: Documentary, Arts and Culture, Sports



The pond. This is where hockey was born-under the open sky—where the ice is gritty and so is the play. For generations, Northlanders have grown up on outdoor ice. But, there are new climate-controlled arenas in every town, and that's where the kids go to practice year-round now. The frozen ponds are losing their inhabitants. In POND HOCKEY, director Tommy Haines and his Minnesota crew chronicle the changing culture of hockey. Through interviews from Wayne Gretzky, Neal Broten, and Sidney Crosby to local rinkrats, this documentary examines the true meaning of sport. More than just a celebration of a beloved game, the film asks: is there room for the free spirit of the pond in today's sports experience, or will the open sky and howling winds give way to whistles and metal ceilings?

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Full Monty
f********m
March 1, 2014
A+
Really gets to the heart of what makes hockey the great sport that it is. I'd like to lace 'em up right now!
kirsten
n********m
February 8, 2014
A+
Jeanna Frawley
j********m
January 17, 2014
A+
anthony
m********m
January 10, 2014
D-
Adam Drake
t********k
November 29, 2013
A+
isabelle senechal
i********r
September 30, 2013
A-
Gordon Meggitt
p********m
September 29, 2013
F
kimberly
m********t
September 29, 2013
"COOL"!
Joseph Grill
h********t
September 29, 2013
C
john couram
c********t
September 29, 2013
hello
daniela
d********g
September 29, 2013
D+
Jason Barrett
j********m
September 29, 2013
A
As a +40 year old hockey player who still gets excited every time I lace them up; this movie moved me.
Jeri Black
f********m
September 28, 2013
A
David Berding
d********m
September 25, 2013
A+
Billy James Sr.
o********m
September 21, 2013
A
Robert Lay
r********m
July 27, 2013
B+
Gilbert Whalen
1********g
February 9, 2013
out standing , God bless pond hockey. Keep your head up.
George Rerat
1********g
April 21, 2012
If you get tired of all the NHL action take a pond hockey break!!
Brian Bee
b********t
September 18, 2012
No NHL action this year : -(