There isn't a whole lot to get excited about hockey-wise in the month of August, so when it's time to lay the ice at Honda Center and get it painted, it's given major event treatment.
This season the Ducks added something new to the process, holding a social media scavenger hunt-themed contest
in which one fan was given the chance to help paint the ice. That fan, whose name is Kimberly, got a nice surprise when she showed up to Honda Center and Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen was there to help paint the surface.
Meanwhile, we have this Vine video of Freddie painting the crease that he will soon man when games get started later this month. If you stare at this long enough, it's oddly mesmerizing.
And here is the finished product (with a couple of sponsor logos still to be painted):