Ice Goes in at AMSOIL Arena

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 9:05 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- There is once again ice on the floor of AMSOIL Arena, meaning the college hockey season is getting closer and closer.

Crews began making ice at the arena Tuesday and even started to paint the lines and logos on the sheet.

DECC crews were assisting R&R Specialists from Somerset, WI with the painting of the rink, which is expected to be ready for UMD captain's practices later this week.

There will be an extra foot of ice behind the net this season as the goal line will be moved up a bit.

The UMD men are defending NCAA national champions and the Bulldogs women will host the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four, all that during the first full season for both teams at AMSOIL Arena.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com