This might sound like science fiction but I am trying to learn if there is a chemical or material that can convert cold into heat. It also could be kinetic as well. An example would be placing a chemical in cold environment where it becomes warm. Thank you for your help.
You would be looking for some type of exothermic reaction with the ice.
Salting the ice actually does this (slightly). It also lowers the freezing temperature of water; which the the main reason it melts the ice.
With enough of a salt you could absolutely heat up ice. If you wanted to use it to remove snow and ice you might run into other issues; for example it may add heat to the water; but if it's cold outside the water will cool down again once the reaction stops.
Also note that I don't mean only table salt (NaCl); this happens with many different salts; when they disassociate in water they release some energy from the bond (which is the exothermic reaction).