Found January 24, 2012 on Puck Daddy:
Former NHL forward Richard Zednik is an ambassador for hockey in his native Slovakia. He was in Námestovo on Sunday, skating with youth players inside a rink that opened last November, when something absolutely catastrophic and quite horrific occurred. Ice pieces began to fall from the roof as the training session was ongoing. With Zednik and the children cleared from rink, the roof of the skating facility collapsed under the weight of ice and snow. The collapse happens around 33 seconds into the following clip, via Live Leak: That part of the video where it looked like someone was traveling down a large tunnel? That was the roof covering the boards and the stands in the rink. And yet no one was injured, according to several reports. Via (translated): "Parents have noticed that the ceiling began to fall kind of frost, so quickly summoned the children to get them out of the ice surface. Then there was cracking and literally a few seconds the hall ceiling collapsed com...

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