To promote the upcoming season the Minnesota Wild have announced a new tradition for the ice sheet at Xcel Engergy Center. The team is asking Minnesota residents to collect water from their favourite lakes, ponds and ice rinks to be added to the team’s home rink.
According to the team’s website, the water will be filtered and frozen into the ice, so that fans “throughout the State of Hockey to bring a piece of their hometown hockey heritage to our arena."
How cool is that?! The official announcement from the team has all the info you need. Check it out:
On Saturday, Sept. 16, fans are invited to "Flood The Rink" and help create the Xcel Energy Center ice for the upcoming season. During this special day, fans are invited to bring their local pond, lake or ice rink water to Xcel Energy Center. In portable containers -- a maximum of three ounces of water -- fans will contribute water to be placed in a Zamboni located outside Gate 1 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fan-provided water will be filtered and used the following day to help make ice at Xcel Energy Center for the Wild's 2017-18 season.