Teams Add Playoffs Logo To Ice

Scottrade Center - Saint Louis Blues
Now that the playoffs are set, teams are laying down the playoff logos on the ice. Some people may be unaware of how this is done. Some may believe that teams must completely replace the ice to do this but that is not the case. In fact the process is not as hard as it might sound.

First the crew will send out the Zamboni (or ice resurfacing machine) to resurface the entire rink just as they would before any game or between periods. Then they go back to the area of ice where the playoff logo is to be added and shave off a small amount of ice in that area. Next several people layout the fabric logo in the spot where it will appear. It must be laid completely flat. The crew then sprays a light mist of water over the logo which freezes within seconds and seals the logo into place. After a few good mistings, the Zamboni returns to the ice to put a layer of water over the entire ice and to make sure everything is level and ready for action.

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