There’s an old joke that goes: “I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out.”
But has anyone ever had this thought: “I went to a strip club and a hockey game broke out”?
Ice girls are individuals who work as part of the in-game entertainment crew for National Hockey League (NHL) teams. They are responsible for tasks such as ice maintenance during television timeouts and intermissions, shoveling snow from the playing surface, and handing out promotional items to fans. They are typically female and are dressed in the team’s colors and logo. The use of ice girls is a common practice in professional hockey, but their role and presence have been the subject of some controversy and criticism, as some argue that they perpetuate gender stereotypes and sexualize women.
The role and appearance of ice girls has been criticized as being sexually suggestive, with some arguing that it perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes and objectifies women. This has been a source of controversy, with some calling for the elimination of the ice girl position or for more modest and professional attire. The NHL has not had a universal policy on the use of ice girls, and it varies by team, but some teams have made changes to their ice girl programs in response to these criticisms. The issue remains a topic of debate, with opinions on the role of ice girls in the sport varying widely.