Let me tell you a story. As a proud Canadian.
This might seem silly and a bit outlandish to some people. But this can and does happen quite frequently where I live. Especially in recent years. We often get a mix of freezing rain/snow and there has been more than a few times where we have tossed up the goals right on the street and skated right then and there. It's super rough on the skates and can be a bit dangerous if cars decide to be out driving. But it does happen.
But the more interesting bit is as a kid, I lived in a small town and the local firefighters used to close down a street for the winter and use the hydrants to constantly 're-ice' the road back to front. It was like a local outdoor skating rink. It was also a lot of fun ^_^