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07-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Burke the Legend
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Major difference between the USA and Canada is the cost of renting arena ice. In the USA the vast majority of arenas are privately owned, while in Canada they are publicly owned - mainly municipal.
The difference in the hourly rate will surprise people especially when the "real cost" after subsidies, sponsorship arrangements are factored in. Basically comes down to political clout.
Considering how much more taxes I pay here in Canada compared to any American, I better get something out of it like subsidized rinks.

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