"Athletes from around the world planned to play a hockey match. In April they'll be surrounded not by bleachers of adoring fans but by a vast expanse of snow and ice and maybe a passing polar bear Sergei. RIBICOFF HOFFA's helping organize the event near the North Pole. It's a project that these about bringing everyone all the countries all the sportsman all the people people together on one topic clench global warming is rapidly melting. Arctic Sea ice so the event is being billed as the first and last hockey game into be played at the North Pole. A slew of organizations and sports figures are involved the UN Environment Program is helping lead the effort. It was spearheaded by Slava Fetisov a legendary Russian hockey player. Mike Richter formerly of the New York Rangers is on the roster as our players from Russia Canada Scandinavian countries and beyond Rybakov says it provides an opportunity for each well known athlete to learn first hand about melting Arctic ice. Then they can give interviews and share the information and with others leeann investor in the old gun-free boat. What is going on globally for this game. The ultimate goal is to bring attention to the climate crisis."