Recently, at a hockey game in Canada, “a Toronto Maple Leafs fan named Alicia was escorted onto the ice wearing a blindfold,” reports the Huffington Post. “When the blindfold was removed, she looked up at the video scoreboard and read a message from her girlfriend, an Ottawa Senators fan named Christina.”

The couple embraced, and then Christina proposed, getting down on one knee, on the ice, and putting a ring on Alicia’s hand. Next to them, the Senators mascot held a sign reading “She said yes.”

There are only five NHL rinks that reside in states where marriage between a gay couple is legal. But considering our culture beyond the legal frameworks and political processes associated with equality, could this happen in the U.S.?