Feb. 1, 2010
After days and nights of hard work, construction for the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic is complete. Head coaches Mike Eaves and Tracey DeKeyser were the first to take the ice Monday afternoon in an ice-breaking ceremony in Camp Randall. Teams will begin practicing on the ice later this week.
Construction workers officially began to work on the outdoor rink on Monday, Jan. 25. To chronicle the entire process, check out the photo galleries each day's work. Videos are also available in which project manager Patrick Seltsam of Ice Rink Events details what the crews are doing each day.
Day 1 Photos, Day 1 Video (platform installed)
Day 2 Photos, Day 2 Video (ice mat installed)
Day 3 Photos, Day 3 Video (board installation begins)
Day 4 Photos, Day 4 Video (boards completed)
Day 5 Photos, Day 5 Video (ice making begins)
Day 6 Photos (ice, painting and lines)
Day 7 Photos, Day 7 Video (logos and glass)
There is still a live-stream video of the construction going on in Camp Randall. To access it, click here. A time-lapse video of the entire process will soon be available as well.
Right now, forecasts are calling for temperatures around 30 degrees. Light snow showers are also possible.
The Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Saturday, February 6, features double-header collegiate hockey action. The Wisconsin women's hockey team faces Bemidji State at 2 p.m. followed by the Wisconsin men's hockey team which faces Michigan at 5 p.m. Tickets are available including discounted group and youth hockey team ticket packages.
For more information on the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic including stories, videos and photos leading up to the event click here.