A friend of mine and I were at a hockey game last night and we had a heated argument. Please help Straight Dope!! A couple of nights before I was at the arena for a concert I was lucky enough to have floor seats. During the hockey game Jay, my friend mused, " I wonder hoe they got the ice put back in so fast?" I countered with a “you’ve got to be joking” look. I told him that they just cover it up during concerts and the cooling coils that run thru the floor are sufficient enough to keep it from melting. He didn’t believe me and I didn’t believe him. We decided to put it to The Straight Dope and accept the consensus given here.
2nd part of the question is IF they do take out the ice how the hell do they get it back in so quickly.
There are only two things that are infinite…the Universe and Man’s stupidity…I’m not sure about the Universe though.