Ice Hockey Sport
Ice hockey was first brought to North America by British soldiers stationed in Nova Scotia, Canada. A fast paced team sport played on ice, the game was most popular in sufficiently cold regions for natural dependable seasonal ice cover, such as Canada, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Scandinavia, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. But with the arrival of indoor artificial ice rinks, ice hockey games can be enjoyed all year-round.
Ice hockey sport is the official national winter sport of Canada and the game enjoys immense popularity there. The game is a combination of aerobic strength, muscle power, and explosive speed. Ice Hockey is certainly a unique game. The highest hockey organization is the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).