Pond Hockey

1hr 19min | 2008



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, Pond Hockey examines the true meaning of sport.

More than just a celebration of a beloved game, Pond Hockey 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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Topics: Skating, Hockey, Team, Snow, Ice, Players, Athletic, Neighborhood, Lifestyle, Outdoors, Friendship, Weird
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Full Monty
Full Monty
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
kirsten
February 8, 2014
A+
Jeanna Frawley
Jeanna Frawley
January 17, 2014
A+
anthony
anthony
January 10, 2014
D-
Adam Drake
Adam Drake
November 29, 2013
A+
isabelle senechal
isabelle senechal
September 30, 2013
A-
Gordon Meggitt
Gordon Meggitt
September 29, 2013
F
kimberly
kimberly
September 29, 2013
"COOL"!
Joseph Grill
Joseph Grill
September 29, 2013
C
john couram
john couram
September 29, 2013
hello