Here's a very cool idea the Stockton Thunder had for Friday's game: They let kids paint all over the ice, creating what looks like a giant, frozen yearbook signature page:
(Which child wrote the URL of a dentist practice's website at the top right there?)
And to answer a question we all had:
@islesfan84 Yup! The team practiced on it yesterday and everyone was able to see.— StocktonThunder (@StocktonThunder) January 1, 2014
We'll see how that holds up for the players during the actual game, and for the announcers and refs, too. Either way, cool idea.