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Video- Dan Craig Talks All Things Ice For The Outdoor Game In Los Angeles

Today the NHL was at Dodger Stadium to promote the Kings/Ducks outdoor game on January 25, 2014.

Dan Craing of the NHL discusses how the NHL plans to make and handle the ice in Los Angeles.


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Video- The Foundation Of The Winter Classic

Dan Craig of the NHL discusses putting in the ice at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Pretty amazing process.

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Laying The Ice For The Winter Classic

from Mike Spellman of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

The trucks carrying all the equipment for the next Winter Classic are scheduled to arrive in Chicago this week. A crew of a couple dozen will unload and assemble the boards for a couple of days, clearing the way for Craig and Company to build 1 to 11/2 inches of ice before a short Christmas break. When they return, if everything goes according to plan, all that will be left to do is spruce things up and paint the ice. Even with a warmer-than-normal Christmas Day forecast, the refrigeration system can get the job done.

“It’s awesome,” he said. “You know that it’s coming and you try to prepare yourself for it, but then when everyone gets there, it’s an unbelievable feeling to see so many people enjoying such a great event.”

But Craig realizes there’s no celebrating until he gets that ice just right, which can be a tricky proposition.

“Natural ice freezes from the top down. Artificial ice freezes from the bottom up,” he said. “We want to make sure that you can’t have the top freeze before the bottom freezes.”


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