Artificial ice is used to describe a few completely different forms of "ice":
One type is a special plastic compound, called SHDPE, or Super High Density Polyethylene that supports the wear and tear of ice skates and performs similarly to 'natural' ice. Although there are a few rinks here and there that utilize this plastic for shooting lanes, or small skating surfaces, it is usually not used in big arenas, due to it's high cost but can be found more readily on skating tread mills where it runs under your skates similar to a jogger's tread mill..
Another describes the indoor freezing process found in all hockey rinks across the world. A maze of pipes encased in concrete or sand in and under the rink's floor through which brine cooled by an ammonia or freon filled chiller is fed. This cools the floor and freezes the water on it, creating ice. While this is indeed ice and is real, the process in which it was frozen was done mechanically.
Another may refer to a sheet of plastic, usually HDPE, or High Density Polyethylene typically 1/4 inch thick cut to 32 x 48 or a similar size. This is used to practice stick handling or shooting with the stick you would normally use on the ice, but not in your driveway since the driveway will wear it out! The plastic is very durable, so it is very resistant to breaking. Especially when taking slap-shots off of it!
Victoria skating rink, Montreal
Hockey Just hockey Hockey on ice is called ice hockey
Hockey is played all around the world, on grass, dirt, artificial surfaces, ice, frozen ponds and many other types of area.
ice hockey is on ice floor hockey is on floor
Hockey is a game in which two opposing teams use sticks to move a small object into the opposing goal. The two major types of the sport are field hockey and ice hockey. Field hockey is played on a open area, traditionally grass but more modernly an artificial surface, and using a ball. Ice hockey is played on an enclosed ice surface, traditionally an iced-over lake or pond but more modernly an artificial rink, and using a small rubber disc called a puck. For further information on each, see the related questions.
Floor Hockey you play on grass,ice hockey you play on ice
Ice Hockey is Hockey played on ice; as compared to Field Hockey which is played on grass.
Ice hockey is more watched do I think ice hockey :)
in an ice hockey rink
An Ice Rink
people play ice hockey in an ice rink.
Ice hockey is played on ice, while field hockey is played on a grass surface, the rules in field hockey are kinder than ice hockey, and the sticks vary between versions.
Canada created ice hockey.
wnen dicover ice hockey
They do not have an ice hockey team.€¥€•
ice hockey = Eishockey
I think the difference is that ice hockey is played on ice with ice skates and in-line hockey is played on a flat surface with rollerblades.
Pond Hockey, Knee Hockey, Floor Hockey, Roller Hockey, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey (Lacrosse), 3 on 3 Ice Hockey
Canadians play ice hockey cause it's who made ice hockey famous in the world
Ice hockey is played on an ice rink.