Warm Rink, Cold Rink

I visited my dad this weekend and there is always some wonderful old hockey stories offered up during such visits.  This time was no exception.

He told me about the old Keene arena that had wooden boards and on winter nights where they had games that drew decent crowds, the inside of the arena would get warmer than was healthy for the ice which he thinks had either no ice plant or a weak one.  Anyway, on such nights they would open the windows to keep it cold inside to maintain the quality of the ice.

Can you actually picture this?  Being at a hockey game in a cold arena on a January night with the windows to the arena left open?   That’s cold baby!

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