Winter Olympic game
The most important thing about ice hockey is that it is a winter Olympic game played on ice.
Ice hockey is a game where each team tries to shoot a hard rubber disc called a puck, into opponent's net with a stick.
Ice hockey came to the Olympics at the 1920 summer Olympic Games, in Antwerp, Belgium.
Modern ice hockey officially began in Canada. But long ago people played hockey with a ball instead of a puck.
In 1800s, ice hockey grew into a popular sport in Canada and a puck replaced the ball.
But, the most important things about ice hockey is that it is a winter Olympic Games played on ice.