Hockey would not have the same appeal if it were played on ground or grass. Ice is what gives the "coolest game on Earth," as the NHL calls it, its distinguishing characteristics.
ALAIN HACHE, The Physics of Hockey
I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
RODNEY DANGERFIELD, stand-up routine
Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive.
Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Red ice sells hockey tickets.