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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg or Rog? View Post
    It's hard to believe they can keep the ice playable under certain circumstances...heat, humidity, sold-out crowds, basketball games, rock concerts and quick turnovers...it's a tribute to technology and hard work they can make the ice surface suitable for hockey that quickly under those extreme conditions. I don't think the people responsible get enough credit.
    This reminded me of an article a couple years ago about the Kings and AEG addressing this very topic with some new air filtration technology that dehumidifies the air in the arena:

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...705-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moog View Post
    Sure that can happen occasionally in warmer climates and older stadiums.
    Newer venues are pretty efficient with climate control and chill/heat pump systems for the ice.
    It happens less today than in the past.
    This. I think the issue is crappy climate control in the arena more than the concert itself. Obviously dedicated hockey ice is best but a concert should not be a problem if it is not hot and humid out. June on the east coast is not exactly great for ice, especially if you head south for a "90/90" summer day. It sounds like there would have been a problem if there was a basketball game during the off day or any other event.

    I think the 90's Cup Finals had a makeup day after a power failure at the Garden and there were also very games where the ice was super foggy in the northeast in the 70s.

    edit: 1988 had the makeup game while 1990 just had a mid-game power failure. I used Google: https://www.cbc.ca/archives/1988-sta...tage-1.5579029
    and fog game: https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-defe...al/c-289523298
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiecat View Post
    This. I think the issue is crappy climate control in the arena more than the concert itself. Obviously dedicated hockey ice is best but a concert should not be a problem if it is not hot and humid out. June on the east coast is not exactly great for ice, especially if you head south for a "90/90" summer day. It sounds like there would have been a problem if there was a basketball game during the off day or any other event.

    I think the 90's Cup Finals had a makeup day after a power failure at the Garden and there were also very games where the ice was super foggy in the northeast in the 70s.

    edit: 1988 had the makeup game while 1990 just had a mid-game power failure. I used Google: https://www.cbc.ca/archives/1988-sta...tage-1.5579029
    and fog game: https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-defe...al/c-289523298
    Nice! Thanks for posting that!

    I vaguely remember 'The Fog Game', mostly because of that bat flying around (and I was a huge Flyers fan) and completely forgot about 'The Game That Never Was' in Boston. Regardless what happened in Boston, the Oilers were going to win that series. And even though the Sabres won in the fog, Philly got the Cup.

    A bit off-topic, but ten years ago HBO produced an excellent documentary about the Flyers called "The Broad Street Bullies", narrated by Liev Schreiber. You can watch the entire doc here:

    "In any great drama, you need heroes and villains. The Flyers were both..."


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