Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/30/13 at 01:29 PM ET
from Deborah Drew of LAKings.com,
It just may be the most anticipated weekend of the season for many Kings fans. Frozen Fury, this year presented by Rocco’s Old School Products, means the beginning of the long-awaited hockey season, and the end of a summer planning for the collision of a passionate enthusiasm for LA Kings hockey, and a sleep-deprived getaway to Sin City.
Kings fans aren’t the only ones who eagerly look forward to Frozen Fury weekend in Las Vegas – the dedicated staff at the MGM Grand does as well, as ice hockey only comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena once a year.
Unlike STAPLES Center, which switches between basketball and hockey on a sometimes twice-daily basis between the months of September and (hopefully) June, the MGM Grand Garden Arena is rarely enshrined with a sheet of ice.
“We host hockey only once a year so we need to dig out, dust off and make sure all of our hockey assets are in good working condition,” admits Jay Cline, Director of Arena Operations for the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
‘Hockey assets’ include anything and everything from dasherboards and glass, to the chiller and water filtration systems. Ordering the paint and freeze-in graphics for the ice surface is also something that is unique to Frozen Fury.
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