It’s nice out, isn’t it?
In the midst of the warming weather and the upcoming trade deadline - carrying an extra bit of drama knowing the expansion draft is mere months away - nobody could be blamed for perhaps letting the upcoming Stadium Series game slip their mind.
We’re just under two weeks away from it happening, though. On Feb. 25, the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field.
In order to do that, the home of the Steelers needs a rink. And so...
.@steelers @NHL workers start to cover the grass at @heinzfield for the Stadium Series game between @penguins @NHLFlyers pic.twitter.com/HAPjNwiILS— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) February 13, 2017
... the rink is underway! Kinda. The boards are yet to come, but we’re starting to get the ice out there. (It would be odd to play ice hockey on grass, after all.)
Dan Craig, ice-maker for the Stadium Series: "If Mother Nature decides she's going to be nice, great. If not, you have some work to do." pic.twitter.com/mjfw8j9zqK— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 13, 2017
Hopefully the weather does decide to cooperate - and it’ll be a great game coming up soon.
The countdown starts now. Ice is being placed at Heinz Field.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 13, 2017
12 days until the Stadium Series. Read more: https://t.co/Z8HYcLwZd0 pic.twitter.com/uB3T6xHhy4