Ice ready for the Canucks' 50th anniversary season
The Canucks ice crew working on the ice at Rogers Arena in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Aug. 15, 2019 (Twitter/@Canucks)
The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid-20s across the Lower Mainland today, but inside Rogers Arena, a familiar chill has crept back in on Thursday.
The ice was laid down, lines painted and sponsor logos placed around the centre dot, while a large 5-0 completed the cornucopia of Canadian pre-fall excitement, signifying an inarguable fact: hockey is almost back.
The Canucks Twitter account posted a minute-long time-lapse video of the ice crew hard at work to get the frozen playing surface ready for the team’s oncoming 50th anniversary season in the National Hockey League.