Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the ice on Moscow’s iconic Red Square on Saturday for a traditional festive game with fellow government officials and former NHL stars.

Putin took part in the ‘Night League’ game in the heart of the Russian capital alongside others including Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu and former NHL veterans Pavel Bure and Viacheslav Fetisov. 

Footage of the event showed Putin with some practice shots.

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Putin told local press at the event that while he doesn’t have any particular plans for the upcoming winter holidays, he might hit the ice again.

“I don’t have any special plans, I’ll be here in Moscow,” the Russian leader told the Russia 24 TV channel.

“Then I’ll see, maybe I’ll play some hockey and go skiing,” he added.

Putin is a well-known hockey fan. 

But seriously, is there any chance they would make sure he didn’t play well.