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BUPhD
02-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Update from DC. Interpreters will be widely unavailable due to a regional conference they're all going to. WMATA will be closing that section of the Red Line per administrative guidelines to close stops for 'repairs' on dates when important things are happening and access is vital. (like closing the Airport stop the weekend before Thanksgiving.)

SIOUXMAN74
02-19-2013, 11:07 PM
New idea... have a makeshift arena in dun dun duhhhhh! Antarctica! The players will freeze on the ice... have no locker rooms or warming house. Make them dog sled to the ice rink.

RPI fan 4 life
02-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Or maybe they can build a rink on the top deck of that Carnival cruise ship that had to be towed into shore.

SIOUXMAN74
02-19-2013, 11:18 PM
ice made from frozen sewage water

LtPowers
02-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Look at this, I know its in St. Paul but it is a horse and farm animal show building. It is really musty, has old worn benches for seats, and the ice looks like it is made with bown river water. Most obnoxious of all, it smells like horse and cow crap. Its really dirty, the locker rooms are buried in the place somewhere.

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID31540/images/coliseum_06.jpg

Dasher boards? Glass???? What are you trying to pull here?


Powers &8^]

ItalianSioux
02-20-2013, 09:47 AM
Look at this, I know its in St. Paul but it is a horse and farm animal show building. It is really musty, has old worn benches for seats, and the ice looks like it is made with bown river water. Most obnoxious of all, it smells like horse and cow crap. Its really dirty, the locker rooms are buried in the place somewhere.

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID31540/images/coliseum_06.jpg

i have great memories of the Colosseum... we would go stating there for gym class in grade school. despite that everything you said about it is sport on.

DieHardDog
02-20-2013, 10:09 AM
2 nominations:

Fritz Dietl Ice Rink in Westwood, NJ - squared corners, not regulation size, low ceiling, minimal viewing area
http://www.fritzdietlicerink.com/index.html http://i.ytimg.com/vi/f9mZvFoa1hU/0.jpg

Ironbound Skating Rink in Newark, NJ - it's Newark.
http://ironboundnewark.com/ironbound-ice-skating-rink-schedule/ http://3.cdn.nhle.com/devils/images/upload/2012/11/ironbound1.jpg

Patman
02-20-2013, 10:15 AM
Dasher boards? Glass???? What are you trying to pull here?


Powers &8^]

If they promise to keep a large group of unattended pigs in the facility I have a feeling the committee may yet oblige

Edit: even more so if there are between period on ice competitive hog slaughterings followed by a BBQ

aparch
02-20-2013, 10:20 AM
How has the slush pond known as the Joyce Center in Notre Dame not been nominated yet? Seating will be tough with the extended family of Lennay Kekua invited to attend any potential games. Lennay Kekua's twin sister even volunteered to drop the ceremonial first puck.

kdiff77
02-20-2013, 01:48 PM
How has the slush pond known as the Joyce Center in Notre Dame not been nominated yet? Seating will be tough with the extended family of Lennay Kekua invited to attend any potential games. Lennay Kekua's twin sister even volunteered to drop the ceremonial first puck.

I went there in November. They took out the ice.

So it's perfect! :D

SIOUXMAN74
02-20-2013, 04:59 PM
I know I know... I guess its more of a fan problem

SIOUXMAN74
02-20-2013, 05:02 PM
have pigs run through the crowd during the game

Freddie
02-20-2013, 08:49 PM
have pigs run through the crowd during the game

They do that at Minnesota...but they call them cheerleaders:)

BUPhD
02-22-2013, 10:41 PM
DC Update. The host bid committee has confirmed that we can use the building. However, they will only allow a Fri-Sat schedule and Friday games cannot interfere with the income generated by using it as a parking facility.

Therefore, we'd need to start the first game at 3 AM in order to be completed by the building opening for parking. The second game would need to begin after 7 PM. Of course, tickets for the games will be sold in pairs with no re-entry. Also, because we can only get volunteer staff to take tickets for one entry period and security to escort fans out for one exit period, people planning to attend will need to attend both games. The interim period between games will allow them to observe a variety of car parking related drama.

The only hangup is to figure out how to get a playing surface without icemaking equipment. The current idea is to get bags of ice from the Oasis Liquor store nearby and just press crush it into a sheet. Hopefully it will hold up well for the second game after being parked on.

SIOUXMAN74
03-02-2013, 10:00 PM
Whoever loses should get stones thrown at them when they leave the ice.

FlagDUDE08
03-11-2013, 11:59 AM
I have received word that once again, the games will be broadcast on Ham Radio, using the portion of 160 metres where CW is commonly used.

Patman
03-11-2013, 12:14 PM
I have received word that once again, the games will be broadcast on Ham Radio, using the portion of 160 metres where CW is commonly used.

I see we've abandoned the previous carrier pigeon protocol?

KnightsOfTheRound
03-11-2013, 12:43 PM
I'd like to nominate the Barrow Hockey & Curling Association ice rink in Barrow, Alaska.

Barrow, as you might know, is the northernmost city in North America, being above the Arctic Circle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrow,_Alaska

Here's a nice outdoor shot of the rink. It's a tent!: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magneticnorth/2746522518/

Some indoor shots: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rEYmx9wSOWZgDnUzENhcUw
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PYimBJkI5A8rbCdyY0fT3g

The whole album: https://picasaweb.google.com/111679822024816300294/BHCAGallery

Lest you think this is too inhospitable to serve as a host site, you should know that the temperature at ice level is usually at least a comfortable 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the Spring time. So easily warm enough to play host to the Futile Four.

FlagDUDE08
03-11-2013, 12:46 PM
I see we've abandoned the previous carrier pigeon protocol?

The committee has demanded electronic means.

KnightsOfTheRound
03-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Whoever loses should get stones thrown at them when they leave the ice.

Why only the losers? :confused: