Crews begin work transforming MetLife Stadium field into NHL ice rink
Work has begun to turn the field at MetLife Stadium into an ice rink for the NHL Stadium Series.
The New Jersey Devils will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 17. The New York Rangers will play the New York Islanders the next day.
The ice truck arrived at the stadium on Monday. It is an entire refrigeration system contained within a tractor-trailer. Pipes will be run from the truck, along scaffolding and out to the field where the rink will be created.
"Once we get the trailer parked, we'll start doing all of our piping and connections,” says Derek King of NHL Facilities and Operations. "Once we start making ice, it's going to be a seven-day process. And we always look to be ahead of schedule. It's a big two games for those two teams."
The NHL says that as long as the temperature is below 60 degrees, the ice will be in good shape.