Monday, August 30, 2010

You can watch the Flyers' logo being applied to the ice at Wells Fargo Center

In preparation for the upcoming 2010-11 National Hockey League season, Comcast-Spectacor will be painting the Flyers logos along with the red and blue lines, and the new Wells Fargo logos into the
ice at the newly renamed Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

The public is invited to watch from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Fans interested in attending should meet at the AT&T Pavilion entrance of Wells Fargo Center no later than 1 p.m.

The ice making process actually begins early in the morning when a thin layer of ice is sprayed onto the event floor. Once frozen, a white soluble paint is sprayed to obtain the white background. Water is then sprayed to build up the ice to one-quarter inch. Lines and logos are stenciled into the ice and sealed with light water sprays before the line and logo painting process begins. Once the lines and logos are dry, the spray flooding process begins, building the ice to a full inch thick. More than 10,000 gallons of water will be used in the process.

The Eastern Conference Champion Flyers host their first preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils. The Flyers open the home portion of the 2010-11 regular season on Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
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