Construction of the new Cantiague Park Ice Rink continued this week as the ice, now fully melted down to the cement, left behind a mess of wet white paint, faceoff circles, dots, blue lines and the rink's boards that were slowly disappearing.
Full board dismantling and demolition began Tuesday, July 6th, as outside temperatures reached the triple-digit range and the ice inside was now completely melted away. What remained was a wet mixture of a base white paint on a concrete slab with taped on guides that once served as bluelines, the center ice red line and faceoff circles. The crew began work by removing the boards in the zamboni door area, moving around the rink toward the scoreboard area and along the sideboards, eventually reaching the benches. Up since 1972, the old boards will be disposed of, leaving behind only a slab of concrete that will eventually serve as a base for the new boards, complete with seamless glass.
Check out this link
for a video on how the ice will be rebuilt once the project is complete.
Work will continue as the project remains on schedule for the new boards and glass, which are set to arrive at Cantiague on July 14th. Stay tuned towww.nassaucountyhockey.com
for updates on the progress as the Cantiague Park Ice Rink facelift continues for the 2010-2011 season and beyond.
And down they go, the old boards on their way out
Busted concrete that once held in the old boards
Don't be fooled, that's not a fresh ice cut, but a wet layer of white paint and a red faceoff dot ... minus the ice
Thirty-plus years of service and these boards served Cantiague well
The Cantiague ice, now fully melted, reveals the concrete slab that lies beneath and maintains the rink temperature
What was once the faceoff circle in the scoreboard end of the ice and home to millions of Russian Circles over the years is reduced to a mess of wet white paint and tape
The crew removes another section of the boards
That was the goal crease at one time, but now reduced to busted plastic and concrete
The yellow dasher boards are removed as the crew makes their way around the rink
The old Cantiague ice surface, now suitable for roller hockey