"Everything has to be done by 6 o'clock tonight. That's not an option. It has to get done by that time. Then we seal from there, about four hours, and the guys can call it a night."
-- Dan Craig
Craig, the NHL's Facilities Operations Manager, told NHL.com that the crew spent Monday night sealing the white paint with another quarter-inch of ice before leaving Heinz Field around 10 p.m. The crew returned at 6 a.m. Tuesday to start marking the lines and getting ready to put in the logos.
He was hoping to start painting by noon, but, "we finally got some really nice sunshine here in Pittsburgh so it delayed that area a bit." Craig said if they painted when the sun was shining the red and blue paint would take too long to freeze, so they had to wait until the sun left the area or went down completely.