NDP MP suggests ice hockey should be played 'without ice' to stop climate change

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Ice hockey is Canada’s sport, and over the years, while the gear, skills, and viewership have changed, one thing has remained constant: the game is played on a rink made of frozen water.

On Wednesday, an NDP member of parliament from British Columbia brought attention to the impact ice rinks have on the climate, suggesting that perhaps players of our national sport should find another surface to compete on.

Bonita Zarrillo, who represents Port Moody-Coquitlam, Anmore, and Belcarra, expressed thoughts in a now-deleted tweet.

“Is indoor skating ice even a necessity anymore?” Zarrillo asked. “Can every ice sport be done without ice and different equipment?…just pondering the climate impact of human-made indoor ice.”

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