January 29th, 2013, 07:40 PM #41
Phooey. It's a picture of the spot in question. Oh well.
January 29th, 2013, 08:09 PM #42
It's where Jimmy Hoffa is bur............ I mean nothing, yeah, nothing. Good, you ain't seen nothin'!
January 29th, 2013, 08:27 PM #43
mj's ghost pissed on the lakers rink and it went through the court and padding and onto the ice...
January 29th, 2013, 09:51 PM #44
OK, I see the pics and I fear the very very worst!!!
Whenever you have a concrete slab exposed to freezing conditions, the concrete is not a natural barrier to moisture and freezing temps draw moisture from the earth thus moisture is sucked up through the slab and into the frozen environment.
When that environment is blocked improperly and there is a way for moisture to penetrate the concrete layer, heaving and buckling occurs over a period of time depending on the severity of the conditions when expanding ice forms below the concrete forcing the concrete upwards.
To prevent this, freezer floors and ice rinks employ various means of reducing the possibility of below rink ice build up including various heating and drainage systems.
It is possible that there is a failure in that area of the sub-rink heating system which can't be repaired properly until the end of the season probably.
This means that there could be a catastrophic, mid game calving of the ice surfaces in ways that have never before been witnessed as the stresses below the concrete continue to build up even as we speak right now.
oh em gee !!!!
Or, I could be wrong.
January 30th, 2013, 01:06 AM #45
They've been doing that since at least last year, way before the sinkhole appeared.
Originally Posted by markm
January 30th, 2013, 01:11 AM #46
Or the sinkhole is getting worse.
Originally Posted by not-mike
January 30th, 2013, 08:13 AM #47
Google "jay flats" (you KNOW you want to). The first several hits are social media sites, his personal web site, and an IMDB listing. None of those really answer the question "who the hell is Jay Flats." The next link is the one I posted. And, considering it came from a site called babesdigballs.com, I suspect it's more geared toward you than me. ;-)
Originally Posted by PrteBvr
January 30th, 2013, 08:19 AM #48
Penetrating, heaving, and buckling (oh my!)??? I didn't think this was THAT kind of site.
Originally Posted by vindogla
January 30th, 2013, 11:09 AM #49
Nah, I think they do it on both ends, not just the one with the... anomaly. It's probably some league mandate about ice quality. Staples ice has always been bad. But the sinkhole looks REALLY bad.
Originally Posted by LOSTcauseZERO
January 30th, 2013, 11:15 AM #50
Just fill it with junk. Works great for plugging holes.