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Hockey Comes To Coors Field

Coors Field hosts its first NHL game this month, which made us wonder: What does it take to build a hockey rink inside a baseball stadium?


By The Numbers

2 ~ Ice thickness, in inches, needed to withstand the elements (indoor rinks are closer to one inch thick)

20,000 ~ Approximate gallons of water required to make the ice


350 ~ Gallons of water-soluble paint used to whiten the surface of the ice

200 ~ Workers needed over the course of a week to build the rink, stages, benches, etc.

Coors Field Schedule

Battle on Blake
University of Denver vs. Colorado College, February 20, 6:10 p.m.

Coors Light Stadium Series
Alumni Game—Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings, February 26, 5 p.m.

Coors Light Stadium Series
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings, February 27, 6 p.m.


This article appeared in the February 2016 issue of 5280.

Daliah Singer, 5280 Contributor

Daliah Singer is an award-winning writer and editor based in Denver. You can find more of her work at daliahsinger.com.

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