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Let There Be Ice: Crew Starts Installing Playing Surface Inside Arena

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes
GLENDALE – With the 2011-12 Coyotes Rookie Camp set to begin on Sept. 10, a work crew began installing the ice inside Arena on Monday morning.

► Click here to view a slideshow of photos of the crew installing and painting the ice.

Workers paint the Coyotes logo at center ice on Monday at Arena. Photo by Norm Hall.
Installing the ice is a time-consuming job that will take the crew several days, about 10,000 gallons of water and gallons and gallons of paint to finish.

Jim Hanlon, in his first season with the Coyotes, is overseeing the ice installation. This year's ice design will feature the team's 15th anniversary logo at center ice.

The ice will be used for the first time on Saturday when 34 rookies begin a weeklong camp just for them before the veterans arrive on Sept. 16.

The Coyotes wil host 41 regular-season games at Arena starting with the home opener vs. the new Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 15. Click here for ticket information.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Check back to on Tuesday to watch a video of the crew installing the ice.


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