Time-Lapse Movie of Creating Ice for NCAA D-III Hockey Tournament

The 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Tournament is taking place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, ME on March 21 and 22, 2014.

The Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal created a time-lapse movie of the process of setting up and painting the ice for the tournament. An staff engineer from the Colisée talks over the movie, explaining how they need to lay down 1/8 to 1/4-inch of water, let it freeze, then paint the ice with white paint, then lay down another 1/8 to 1/4-inch of water, then hand paint their play lines.

I have no idea why they didn't stay and capture the completed, ready-to-place surface. But, if you've ever wondered what it takes to put down a world-class sheet of ice for hockey, this video gives you a good idea. [ Hat tip to The Officials Warehouse Facebook Page ]