As the Cantiague Park Ice Rink project nears a month since its start, the rink boards and dasher boards are 80 percent constructed, the glass around the boards, both the seamless panes on the spectator's side and the panes held in by aluminum brackets are up, as the only major portion of the project that remains is the construction of the drainage systems. The crew has already dug out a two-foot deep trench that will house drainage pipes, electrical wires to operate the new scoreboard, in addition to accommodating the pipes that will run fresh water to the home and away benches.
As the crew worked on leveling the area near the zamboni door, the main drain near the zamboni entrance was installed. On Wednesday, all of the pipes were set in the ground as the concrete was poured and leveled. Once the concrete is given a few days to settle and dry, the remainder of the boards will be installed and permanently drilled into the new concrete and the glass will be installed.
If you have not been following the progress of the project, click on the "Ice Rink Project" link in the upper left-hand corner of this page to track the Cantiague Ice Rink renovation from the beginning and check back here atwww.nassaucountyhockey.com to watch as the project comes to an end and the rink is re-opened.
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A close up of the bracket that holds together sections of the seamless glass
The backing on the exterior of the new Cantiague Ice Rink boards is now fully installed
The drain near the zamboni door is set before its permanently encased in concrete
Not much of the glass remains in its shipping crates as only a small portion of the rink remains un-constructed
While the interior of the rink was progressing as planned, Mother Nature cross-checked the entrance of Cantiague Park after Sunday's storm with several downed trees on the park grounds
Now a month into the project, the Cantiague Ice Rink facelift quickly nears completion
The boards are now up and the yellow dasher is installed in the area that will soon house the goal crease
Was it a tornado? Who knows what it was, but here is another angle of the storm damaged area hit by high winds at Cantiague on Sunday
The entire zamboni entrance/exit area is now dug up as pipes are set for the concrete that will arrive this Wednesday
A better look through the seamless glass providing an unobstructed view of the on-ice action from the spectator's side of the rink
The pipe and drainage system will soon be covered in thick concrete and eventually run beneath the players benches and official scorer's area
The drainage system beneath the home and visitor's benches has been set
The drain that will eventually lie right outside the zamboni entrance/exit door
The drainage pipes, now encased in concrete, lead to the exterior of the Cantiague Park Ice Rink
Pipes rise from what will eventually house not only electric to the scorer's area, but running water to the home and away player's benches
The stretch of area that'll be the site of the players benches and scorer's areas is now filled in with wet cement
The crew smoothed and leveled the concrete in the zamboni door area
And now, its just a waiting game as the concrete must settle and solidify before the crew can anchor the last section of boards into the Cantiague Park Ice Rink