Scottish premiere of Ice Guardians sells out in 24 hours

The Scottish premiere of '˜Ice Guardians', the acclaimed new ice hockey documentary, has sold out its Kirkcaldy screening within 24 hours.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 9:30 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:53 am
Ice Guardians - poster for new film on ice hockey enforcers
Ice Guardians - poster for new film on ice hockey enforcers

The ‘house full’ signs went up almost immediately as every seat was snapped up for its showing on Wednesday, November 23.

It follows on from sell-out screenings in Nottingham and Cardiff as the Scottish premiere has caught the interest of fans in Dundee and Edinburgh as well as across the Kingdom.

The evening will feature an on-stage Q&A hosted by the Fife Free Press – details of which Fife Flyers stars and special guests will be taking part will be announced next week.

Ice Guardians takes an in-depth look at the role of the enforcer in the NHL at a time when fans, experts, the media and the game itself are split over the thorny issue of fighting.

It speaks to the men, including many legendary NHL enforcers, whose job it is to stand up and fight for their team-mates, and the powerful impact such a role can have on their lives, and their own welfare.

Brett Harvey’s documentary gives them a rare voice at a time when their very existence is under threat as the sport, and society, changes.

The Kirkcaldy screening - the first north of the border - came on the back of online interest among hockey fans in Fife and across Scotland.

A number of ice hockey die-hards took to Twitter to try to secure a screening in the Kingdom, and that snowballed as OnFife, the Fife Free Press and Fife Flyers teamed up to make it happen.