ICE-BREAKER: The '72 Summit Series

Opening night, director Robbie Hart & author Gary Smith will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A

September 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, the iconic hockey tournament that pitted the best players from Canada against the best from the Soviet Union. It has been universally acknowledged as a defining event in Canadian history.

Director Robbie Hart and author Gary Smith will be in attendance opening night for a Q&A.

"Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics" author and former diplomat Gary J. Smith will be in attendance to sign books and participate in Q and A.

Producer Stephen Paniccia will be in attendance for WATERLOO screening only!

Opening Night, Oct 5, is SOLD OUT.

We have added an encore matinee screening on Thanksgiving Monday Oct 10 at 2:00pm. No Q&A at the encore screening.

This inspiring new documentary enlarges the canvas to tell the story from the unique perspectives of a diverse cast of participants who are rarely if ever heard: diplomats, NHL hockey legends, Soviet players, journalists, fans, broadcasters, business leaders and Team Canada’s Chairman – all reveal untold, exclusive stories about what happened before, during, and after September ‘72. Wayne Gretzky, Ron Maclean, Margaret Trudeau, Harnarayan Singh, Angela James, Daniele Sauvageau, Mike Keenan, Brian Conacher, Alan Eagleson, Terry Mosher (aka cartoonist AISLIN) and others, including Russian hockey legends Vladislav Tretiak, Alexander Yakushev and Boris Mikhailov – all bring their colourful, highly engaging perspectives to the film.


“ICE-BREAKER is like seeing a place you thought you knew perfectly through a lens you never knew existed. It’s 1972.2 — just as compelling, fascinating and, for Canadians, satisfying as the original.” – Roy MacGregor

“The ’72 Summit was an ice-breaker for a lot of reasons. It was the greatest hockey ever played” – Wayne Gretzky

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