- Sports and Environment
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?
- Running time
- 79 minutes
- Prod. Co.
- Northland Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Minnesota, Massachussettes, Nova Scotia, Illinois,
- Prod. Partners
- Phil Falcone, JT Haines, Nick Duetsch, Andrew Sherburne
- Release year
- Rhode Island International Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Landlocked Film Festival
- "Best of Fest" at MSPIFF, "Audience Award" at Landlocked
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- NHL Network, PBS-Twin Cities, NESN, PBS-Alaska, Hulu, Snag Films, Netflix
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