November 22nd, 2010 at 9:49 AM ^

But now, not only will I feel like my work is insignificant, I will get even less of it done because I'm watching them build a freaking hockey rink in the Big House.


November 22nd, 2010 at 10:41 AM ^

How do they make up for the crest in the field. Do they make ice thicker on outside, or do they build up the sides to make the surface under the ice level?


November 22nd, 2010 at 10:54 AM ^

I think they lay the plywood to protect the field and distribute the weight, and then they layout a specially designed layer of foam pads/blocks that will level out the crest of the field. So in effect they are building up the sides.


November 22nd, 2010 at 11:08 AM ^

I hope when it's all said and done they post some time lapse footage of them setting up the rink as well.


And it's gotta be miserable out there in this rain, but at least it's kinda warmish today.


November 22nd, 2010 at 11:27 AM ^

Thank God nobody can watch me on a web came while I'm at work.  While I'm screwing around on the internet, those people are actually down there working.  I feel like such a loafer.

Then again, if my workplace was on the field at Michigan Stadium, I'd probably be a lot more motivated...


November 22nd, 2010 at 11:32 AM ^

Makes me both happy and somewhat sad. A. Its for the big chill which is going to be fucking awesome. B. Covering up the field reminds me that we only have 2 more games of football this year.


November 22nd, 2010 at 2:58 PM ^

put in to make this the biggest hockey game played outdoors.  Thanks Turfguy for putting this up + 1 to you! Now I can show my gf that the field won't get all soggy come spring.


November 23rd, 2010 at 4:43 PM ^

As I spent more time than I care to admit watching this over the last day or so, seeing the forklifts going in and out, I wondered how the Zamboni machine is going to get in and out? With the addtl bleachers they put in the tunnel, it's a pretty tight fit down there now? Any ideas?