Clean Ice

The legacy of a run-down hockey arena is at stake as peculiar events unravel.

Director’s Statement

Having an older brother who played competitive hockey forced me to be around arenas in my early youth. I was always fascinated with them – the smells, the sounds and the strange architecture.

Clean Ice takes place at a 50-year old-hockey arena. However, the film does not explore the sport of hockey; rather, it explores the common Canadian landscape. This film experiments with the power of this landscape’s legacy and what legacy asks of us.

Legacy, by definition, is something that is handed down by a predecessor. The importance of legacy differs from generation to generation. Clean Ice explores this contrast but unwillingly concludes that legacy is inescapable.