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      <p class=”mol-para-with-font”>This is the moment a Freediving Watch instructor and his friend played a madcap game of one-a-side football while upside down under a thick sheet of ice over a frozen lake.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Andrew Ryzebol, 29, played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of Lake Huron in Ontario.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Andrew’s wife Lily captured the pair showing off their footwork upside down on the icy ‘pitch’ on March 19.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Both freedivers struggled with their coordination as they tried to kick the ball. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Andrew, from Toronto, told MailOnline: ‘The ball is very difficult to kick because it is lightweight and has a large volume, so when we kick it the water resistance makes it barely move.’ </p><div class=”moduleFull mol-video”><div><div itemprop=”video” itemscope=”itemscope” website content=”Men play one-a-side football underneath a thick sheet of ice” itemprop=”name” /><meta content=”PT04M05S” itemprop=”duration” /><meta website itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” /><meta website itemprop=”contentURL” /><meta content=”2021-03-23T12:51:44+0000″ itemprop=”uploadDate” /><meta content=”576″ itemprop=”height” /><meta content=”1024″ itemprop=”width” /><meta content=”A diving instructor has played a game of one-a-side football underneath a thick sheet of ice covering a frozen lake. Andrew Ryzebol played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of the lake in Toronto, Ontario.” itemprop=”description” /><div class=”item”> <div class=”vjs-video-container vjs-fixed vjs-span-two-col news” id=”v-7931969518996729934″> <video controls=”” class=”video-js vjs-default-skin” website play one-a-side football underneath a thick sheet of website diving instructor has played a game of one-a-side football underneath a thick sheet of ice covering a frozen lake. Andrew Ryzebol played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of the lake in Toronto, Ontario.website preload=”none”> <source website type=”video/mp4″></source> </video> </div> </div> </div></div></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Andrew Ryzebol (pictured), 29, played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of Lake Huron in Ontario </div> <noscript> Andrew Ryzebol (pictured), 29, played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of Lake Huron in Ontario </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Andrew Ryzebol (pictured), 29, played the game with his friend Alex to see who could get the ball to the surface of Lake Huron in Ontario</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>During the four-minute video the pair managed to stay underwater for Freediving Mask as long as 40 seconds at a time as they held their breath.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-21″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news half” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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      </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>After an average of 30 seconds underwater the divers both swam to the surface to gulp in waves of fresh icy air.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>They spent a couple of minutes getting their breath back before diving under the layer of ice for another round.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> During the four-minute video the pair stayed underwater for as long as 40 seconds at a time before returning to the surface to take some breaths and then dive in for another round </div> <noscript> During the four-minute video the pair stayed underwater for as long as 40 seconds at a time before returning to the surface to take some breaths and then dive in for another round </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>During the four-minute video the pair stayed underwater for as long as 40 seconds at a time before returning to the surface to take some breaths and then dive in for another round </p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Andrew's wife Lily captured the pair tussling over the soccer ball by walking upside down across the ice while underwater </div> <noscript> Andrew's wife Lily captured the pair tussling over the soccer ball by walking upside down across the ice while underwater </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Andrew’s wife Lily captured the pair tussling over the soccer ball by walking upside down across the ice while underwater </p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The temperatures in the Great Lakes in Ontario average -12C (54F), which can be dangerous for humans.</p><div class=”mol-img-group floatRHS” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Andrew (pictured) and Alex wore thick cold water wetsuits </div> <noscript> Andrew (pictured) and Alex wore thick cold water wetsuits </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Andrew (pictured) and Alex wore thick cold water wetsuits</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>But Andrew and Alex wore thick cold water wetsuits and covered their skin completely to shield it from the biting temperatures.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Andrew said: ‘We are freedivers so we have trained to hold our breath for long periods of time underwater safely.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’We dive under the ice as often as possible each winter and use wetsuits to help keep us warm.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’We are playing on the underside of the ice, so we are upside down. The ice is very slippery and the water has a lot of resistance so it is difficult to properly play soccer as we would on ground. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’All of this makes for a very new and fun way to play soccer.

      We are running low on ice now but hope to play some more soccer in a few days before we have to wait till next year again.’ </p></div>
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