Field hockey began in England during the late 17th century. When British soldiers were sent to North America, they often brought along their sticks and balls. After several bitter winters, the game of ice hockey evolved. The first organized game was held in Montreal on March 3, 1875. Since then, hockey has become a Canadian passion. Any avid fan of the game will want to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame located in the basement of Brookfield Place. The 50,000 square feet of exhibits will delight you. Outside the entry is this Our Game bronze sculpture measuring 17 feet long. The tribute to Canada’s most popular spectator sport was created by Edie Parker in 1993.