FINAL
Sat. Dec 14
3 CHI
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Dec 15
5 TEX
2 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Dec 18
2 SAN
4 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Dec 20
0 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sat. Dec 21
2 SAN
3 IOW
FINAL
Fri. Dec 27
2 TEX
3 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Dec 28
2 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 03
5 OKC
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 04
3 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Tue. Jan 07
1 ABB
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 11
3 ABB
2 SAN
FINAL
Mon. Jan 13
2 UTI
3 SAN
FINAL
Thu. Jan 16
4 MIL
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 18
3 ROC
2 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Jan 24
5 IOW
4 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 25
2 IOW
1 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Jan 26
5 GRA
6 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Jan 29
4 SAN
2 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 31
4 TOR
3 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Feb 05
4 SAN
5 TOR
FINAL
Fri. Feb 07
4 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Sat. Feb 08
3 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 14
2 SAN
1 GRA
FINAL
Sat. Feb 15
3 SAN
0 GRA
FINAL
Mon. Feb 17
4 SAN
1 HAM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 21
3 SAN
2 ROC
FINAL
Sat. Feb 22
1 SAN
2 TOR
FINAL
Sun. Feb 23
1 SAN
3 HAM
FINAL
Wed. Feb 26
3 SAN
0 UTI
FINAL
Sat. Mar 01
2 TEX
0 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 02
5 SAN
6 OKC
FINAL
Fri. Mar 07
5 CHA
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 09
4 CHA
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Mar 11
2 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 13
1 GRA
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Mar 15
2 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sun. Mar 16
1 SAN
2 IOW
FINAL
Fri. Mar 21
3 SAN
4 CHA
FINAL
Sun. Mar 23
4 SAN
2 CHA
FINAL
Tue. Mar 25
1 SAN
2 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 27
4 TEX
5 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Mar 28
6 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 30
4 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Apr 01
5 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 04
2 CHA
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Apr 05
0 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 11
0 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Sat. Apr 12
8 TEX
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Apr 13
0 TEX
1 SAN
FINAL
Thu. Apr 17
3 ABB
1 SAN
Fri. Apr 18
7:30 PM
ABB
SAN

Making the Ice

Keeping an ice cube frozen in San Antonio is hard enough – let alone a full sheet of ice capable of hosting a professional hockey game.

 
But last week, the crew at the AT&T Center tackled the three-day, around-the-clock process of creating the ice for the upcoming Rampage hockey season, which kicks off at home on Oct. 13 against the Texas Stars. 
 
“It’s the most exciting time of the year right now,” said Ryan Snider, director of business operations for the Rampage. “The crew is working hard to paint the lines and the logos and put down the ice. That can only mean one thing; hockey season is right around the corner.”
 
The first step in the process was to clear the humidity out of AT&T Center and lower the temperature of the floor to 13 degrees, a tough task when the temperature in San Antonio last week hovered in the high-80s. 
 
Next, the crew sealed the floor with clear water before painting the entire surface white. After another round of water was applied to seal in the white paint, the crew began the 10-hour process of hand-painting the logos. 
 
When the logos were dry, clear water was sprayed on the floor by hand until the ice reached a quarter inch in thickness – a process that took nearly 10 hours. 
 
The final step required nearly a day and a half of flooding with the zamboni to create ice with a thickness of an inch.  
 
“We try and make sure it looks new for every game,” said Ron Snead, the director of facility services at AT&T Center. “That’s why we cover it when it’s not being used to keep it from frosting up.”
 
Although the process of creating the ice is now complete, the work to maintain the sheet and keep it in tip-shape never stops. 
 
“We are always conditioning it with our zamboni’s adding more water,” Snead added. “We want everyone to have a pretty piece of ice to skate on. The players really appreciate it when it’s nice and hard and they can see the lines.” 
 
Watch the below video to learn the ins and outs of the three-day process. 
 



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