NHL Crews Today Start Work On Winter Classic Rink In Philadelphia
NHL crews today will begin building the outdoor rink in Citizens Bank Park that will be used for the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game between the Rangers and Flyers on Jan. 2. According to an NHL rep, the league's 53-foot trailer containing its mobile refrigeration unit will arrive at the park tomorrow, and a crew of around 100 will begin laying the system of cooling pipes and building the rink in the middle of the field. The crew has 13 days to build out the stadium before the alumni game on Dec. 31. Last year, crews had only nine days to build out the Winter Classic infrastructure at Heinz Field due to the Steelers' schedule.