Media Releases

Soul On Ice film screening: Racism and the right to play hockey

February 29, 2016

Toron­to, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Hart House are proud to present the Cana­di­an doc­u­men­tary Soul on Ice: Past Present and Future fol­lowed by a Q&A pan­el dis­cus­sion. As a tri-cam­pus ini­tia­tive, this event brings U of T stu­dents, staff, fac­ul­ty and the com­mu­ni­ty togeth­er to dis­cuss diver­si­ty in sport.

Soul On Ice exam­ines the his­to­ry and future of black hock­ey play­ers from the minor leagues to the majors. It depicts the hard­ships of break­ing into the NHL and how play­ers have pre­vailed against racism.

This film fea­tures Jaden Lin­do and his fam­i­ly dur­ing the 2014 NHL draft and includes appear­ances from play­ers such as Grant Fuhr, the first black ath­lete to win a Stan­ley Cup and to be induct­ed into the Hock­ey Hall of Fame.

After the screen­ing, pan­elists includ­ing Dar­ren Lowe, Var­si­ty Blues men’s hock­ey coach, will share their thoughts on diver­si­ty in sport and what the future holds.

This film is part of the Con­scious Activism Doc­u­men­tary Series at Hart House, a series of screen­ings that explore the com­plex rela­tion­ship between social jus­tice, spir­it and activism.

 Q&A pan­el dis­cus­sion:

  • Kwame Mason – Film­mak­er
  • Heather Lin­do – Moth­er of Toron­to Marl­boros and Pitts­burgh Pen­guins draft pick Jaden Lin­do
  • Dar­ren Lowe – Var­si­ty Blues men’s hock­ey head coach, 1984 Olympian and six-year pro­fes­sion­al play­er

 WHEN: March 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Goldring Cen­tre for High Per­for­mance Sport, Field House (100 Devon­shire Place)



Pre­sent­ed by Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and part­ners at the Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion, Hart House and the Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation Depart­ments at Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough and Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Mis­sis­sauga.


Media con­tact:

Katie Bab­cock, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–978-4112