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The Freezing, Hungry Lives of NHL "Ice Girls"

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I co-wrote an article last month about the working conditions of NFL cheerleaders: Five cheer squads had recently sued their football teams alleging sub-minimum-wage pay and mandatory "jiggle tests," among other indignities. Not long after the story ran, I received an email from a woman who had worked as one of the Philadelphia Flyers' "ice girls." "Speaking from personal experience," she wrote, "ice girls are treated very similarly."

With the Stanley Cup finals approaching—tonight, in game 4, the New York Rangers have one last chance to prevent a sweep by the Los Angeles Kings—I got to wondering how other NHL teams treat their ice girls, the scantily clad skaters who pump up the crowds and shovel the slush during breaks in the action.

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Interesting piece. Most teams do not treat their ice girls well.

Note that some teams -- such as the San Jose Sharks -- do not have ice girls.

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