The First Indoor Hockey Game Took Place In Canada In 1875

Victoria Skating Rink, 1893.

Ice hockey became the official winter sport of Canada in 1994, but really, it was just a formality. People have been making jokes about Canada and hockey for about as long as Canada has existed, and indeed, the first indoor ice hockey game took place on March 3, 1875, just eight years after the country was founded. It was played with official rules, it had a wooden puck, and in classic hockey fashion, it ended with a fight.