We’ve all seen the statistics about the ice rink’s impact on the environment.
The NHL has long been a leader in this area.
This year, the NHL unveiled a new report on the environmental impact of hockey, and it’s a major win for the league.
But this time, it was all about the money, not the ice.
According to the report, the average NHL rink generates more than $100 million a year in environmental impact.
That’s not all.
The average rink can produce as much as $100,000 in carbon emissions, according to the study.
This means that an average rink that uses 60,000 tons of ice per year could have as much impact on climate change as a large, 20,000-ton truck.
And even if a team is only using about 3,000 gallons per rink, that same vehicle could produce as many greenhouse gases as the entire planet combined.
To put this in perspective, if a player’s ice is only used for 15 minutes a game, the impact of that player’s actions on climate is only worth about $15,000.
But a team can put that same player on the ice for two hours, or more, and their impact could be as high as $1,500,000 per game.
This is all on top of the money teams make from hockey.
According to the National Hockey League Players’ Association, $7.5 billion dollars are spent in the United States annually on player salaries and endorsements.
That figure could double by 2020 if the league doesn’t make changes.
But the report says that even without those changes, the money spent on hockey will continue to increase.
So for the first time, we can say that, in some respects, the ice has already played a significant role in climate change.
The report also points out that the average ice rink is about the size of a golf course.
If the league is serious about climate change, they need to get to a place where they’re not wasting resources on ice.
The report says it’s time to start making the rink smaller, with smaller, less-convenient ice.