Monday, February 04, 2013

Outdoor Hockey Rink Update: Ice Being Laid Down

This morning at TD Ameritrade Park, it appears that the first coat of paint went on the ice.  The installation of the boards was completed over the weekend, complete with the glass.  It appears the boards still show the advertising from the figure skating championships; I'm sure that gets taken care of later this week.

The weather forecast might be improving a wee bit.  Precipitation chances seem to be dropping a bit as the storm system may not move in until Sunday.  Accuweather calls for a high of 42, a 35% chance of rain, and winds out of the southeast at 12 mph.  The National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the mid 40's and a 40% chance of rain, increasing to 50% overnight and on Sunday.  Gary Lezak from KSHB is talking that the part of this weather cycle that brought that December blizzard to Omaha will be cycling through the area at the end of the weekend or early next week.  As long as it holds off from Saturday afternoon, I'm fine with that.

I'd still like to see that precipitation percentage disappear, but I'll take mid-40's for the "Battles on Ice".  I'm looking forward to a unique experience when UNO takes on North Dakota outside!. 

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