Dodger Stadium: Ice Ice Baby
The average high in January in Los Angeles is 68 and the average nighttime low is 48 degrees.
Translation? If we play the averages, on January 25 at Dodger Stadium we are slated to have one of the best settings for a hockey game imaginable. In fact, with a little luck, we’ll have temperatures more pleasurable than a full NHL venue on a game night!
There have been lots of questions about ice conditions. Below is some more information, and remember that tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday at 10 a.m. CLICK HERE for info.
- The NHL has the largest most advanced mobile ice making system in the world.
- The plan is to make ice in the evening in LA as not to fight the sun.
- High tech thermal blankets will cover the ice during the day to reflect the sun and heat.
- We are confident and the NHL has proven they are committed to making an NHL caliber sheet of ice for all outdoor hockey games.
- Player safety and optimal playing conditions are a priority.
- There is an extended window of time for the game to be played in the event we need to administer ice maintenance.
- The league will consult regularly with the clubs and the NHLPA on playing conditions throughout the process.
The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ match-up between the Kings at the Anaheim Ducks…it’s just 68 days away. See you there!