A polar bear stands on a remnant of sea ice

Defend the Ice

Together, we can save ice for hockey players—and for polar bears.

What do polar bears and hockey have in common? They both love ice. Polar bears need ice to reach their seal prey and hockey players need ice to play their favorite sport.

Impacts of a Warming World

But climate change is melting the ice that polar bears and hockey players rely on. The Arctic is losing 13 percent of its sea ice per decade, and the frozen ponds, rivers, lakes, and backyard rinks – where many players get their start – are at risk from warming temperatures. This is impacting hockey players of all ages who learn and play the game outdoors.

In fact, according to NASA and NOAA:

  • 2023 was the hottest year on record

  • The 10 warmest years on record all took place within the last 10 years 

  • 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2000

Let’s team up 

With cold weather becoming less frequent and more erratic, let’s work together to defend the ice for generations to come. As a hockey fan — and fellow ice lover — we invite you to get involved.