I have been seeing the NHL playoffs plus entirely enjoying it, but what is interesting is that the teams travel to each other’s rinks to play.
I never considered how the ice would differ state to state until I watched the players do a game.
In colder states, keeping the ice colder is easier. I live in the north plus it is the middle of May however I have yet to turn off the heating device. It is still freezing freezing outside. I bet keeping the ice rink freezing with A/C is hardly a bother. The natural freezing air would help the ice harden. So those players are entirely used to smooth plus hard ice all year. In the southern states, the freezing season is brief, but right now they are experiencing un-even temperatures as high as 90 degrees. Those rinks must have to crank their air conditioning equipment to harden the iceâ€¦ Even doing that, combined with all the body heat plus natural warm un-even temperatures, it must be not straight-forward, however you can always tell what players are used to what ice. Also, the colder states ice allow the puck to tranathletic interest abruptly since the ice is so hard plus smooth. The warmer state’s ice is way more slushy plus bumpy. You can see a lot of players falling right on their butt or the puck going out of bounds. Weird how something as small as A/C in a rink plus outdoor air temperature can entirely affect a team. It must supply the beach home teams such an advantage since they are used to the un-even temperatures plus condition of ice.