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T-Mobile Arena Installs Ice for the First Time

The ice is installed at T-Mobile Arena in anticipation for preseason hockey

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 30, Las Vegas was quiet.

Just a few cars skittering up and down the streets and hardly a pedestrian in sight, just hours after The Strip was absolutely hopping with activity.

In the moments just after 7:00 AM, however, something historic was occuring at T-Mobile Arena, which for the first time was installing NHL-quality ice onto the eventual playing surface.

Tweet from @TMobileArena: 115�� weather here in Vegas couldn't stop us from making ice in the desert! Check us out as we go from 0 to ��!https://t.co/sXqEozOpoL

Here is what it looked like as T-Mobile Arena moved one important step closer to Opening Night, 2017-18.

Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: Morning Milestone: @TMobileArena has begun to install its ice for the first time. pic.twitter.com/bwrZHHGx97

 Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: The next step of the process = one step closer to a full sheet of ice at @TMobileArena pic.twitter.com/7UzOa0stCg

Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: How's this looking so far? pic.twitter.com/OxC0tFINFY

This is how they precisely painted on the faceoff markings.

While this is how it looked as they measured for the red line and both blue lines.

Then they started painting on the blue lines.

Leading to T-Mobile Arena's first-ever blue line.

Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: In a day of milestones, @TMobileArena officially has its first blue line�� pic.twitter.com/UZ4q2pfUK3

Then it was time to get center ice ready to look perfect.

Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: .@TMobileArena looking very sharp this afternoon���� pic.twitter.com/1DFBPksaYG

 Tweet from @VegasHockeyNHL: And there you have it: @TMobileArena officially has its first completed sheet of ice! pic.twitter.com/rU8PuHPY3K

 

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