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Jet Ice mixer

Jet Ice – We Bring Ice to Life! (Photo: Patricia Teter. All Rights Reserved.)

If you know me at all, you know that I love the nuts and bolts of hockey — everything about it, from how pucks are made, skate blade details, goaltender masks to equipment design. All of it fascinates me! And this week I was able to satisfy a missing piece to my hockey quest – I watched the process of making ice for a hockey rink. And what fun!

Whoever thinks making ice for a hockey rink is a quick process is wrong. Completely wrong! This is not simply a case of flooding an arena with water and calling it done! While it’s certainly not rocket science, it is a complicated, detailed, and very long process, and every person in charge of making ice for a hockey club has their own tricks of the trade. … (Click to continue reading over at Tend The Farm.)