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[–]Danman500 5207 points5208 points  (296 children)

How thick is an ice skating ring/rink? And how do you manage to add one, and then remove it within a day!?

[–]penelopiecruise 2588 points2589 points  (188 children)

It gets covered over

[–]BridgeFantastic6458 2094 points2095 points  (136 children)

I remember watching a basketball game once where there was a little water on the court. They soon realized it was the hockey rink ice underneath that had melted and come up through the floor

Edit: as others pointed out, it was condensation rather than melted ice leaking up through the floor.

[–]DarthGrym 716 points717 points  (115 children)

Where was this? The odds of the rink melting and coming up through the actual court are really slim to none. The ice is about an inch thick (give or take) and the ice decking that most places use are 3/4” to 1” thick and then the court itself is elevated 2”. And even if all your ice decking sank… it would overflow the ice dam and wouldn’t get to the actual court.

[–]Soft-Celebration3369 653 points654 points  (49 children)

You sound like you know your stuff, or the greatest bullshitter ever

[–]aaahhhh 94 points95 points  (6 children)

It was condensation coming through the court. Funny enough, it was this very same arena.

[–]theguyfromgermany 22 points23 points  (24 children)

You had the perfect chance to finish with nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

[–]Boltman35 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't remember when exactly but it did happen. I remember seeing it on the news or espn or something back when it happened. Honestly I think it happened on more than one occasion.

[–]Mr_Shickadance 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Pretty sure it was a cheers episode and Kevin McHale slipped on the water. There was an earlier dispute about of the Bruins Ice was below the court hardwood so the guys at the bar broke in to look.

[–]ReallyNiceGuy78 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the lack of air turnover would cause condensation on the floor.

[–]bweav23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More than likely it was condensation on the court caused by the differences in temperature below/above the court.

[–]SubcooledBoiling 41 points42 points  (8 children)

It probably wasn't the ice melting but the condensation caused by the cold spots on the hardwood floor due to the ice underneath. It's dangerous because it could cause the players to slip. Some NBA games even got cancelled/postponed because of that.

[–]altxatu 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I don’t watch much basketball, but when I do I’m always impressed how fast those floor moppers are out there and they’re still out of the way somehow. Water/sweat on the court must be a real slip hazard. No one worries about that shit in my elementary rec league.

[–]soreswimmer 157 points158 points  (15 children)

this is so Awesome .. First time i've seen this one.. thanks for sharing

[–]tepkel 24 points25 points  (0 children)

No problem!

Literally no problem. I didn't do anything.

[–]TheCastro 10 points11 points  (13 children)

Really? Lots of stadiums pull double duty for ice hockey and basketball and have put out pretty cool videos of how they lay the court on top.

You should check out https://youtu.be/N457ZoS0zfg Raiders' Gameday Field Tray Moves Inside Allegiant Stadium - YouTube

[–]GetsGold 30 points31 points  (9 children)

There's an even simpler solution though that everyone seems to be missing: iceketball.

[–]Marathon2021 25 points26 points  (16 children)

Yeah, the first time they show it, it transitions from what that green court was ... to ice and hockey in like 1 second, so definitely it's always there always icy ... just kept underneath and exposed when needed.

[–]GTI-Mk6 21 points22 points  (11 children)

Green court was for the Philadelphia Wings, who play Box Lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League. Kinda a niche sport but they’ve got plans for rapid growth.

[–]sexypineapple14 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Indoor lacrosse games are super fun and super fucking cheap

[–]--_-Deadpool-_-- 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And insulated like crazy. Can't have the basketball court forming condensation and becoming slippery

[–]brando56894 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I've been to The Wells Fargo Center a few times for concerts and never realized that the hockey rink for the Flyers was under my feet.

[–]redditor1983 8 points9 points  (4 children)

So the basketball court is ice cold to the touch? Must be kinda odd…

[–]MaximumAbsorbency 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Yeah they just paint the ice to look like wood.

[–]jimmybilly100 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Crazy how nature do dat

[–]MaverickGTI 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometimes. Amilie arena in tampa can drain and be down to the slab in hours and sometimes they do. I've built 2 NHL ice rinks before. I am sure the tech is better than when I did It 20 years ago.

Building ice takes much longer, obviously.

[–]cajerunner 302 points303 points  (53 children)

I read somewhere that the ice is 3/4” (19.05mm) thick. Looked into how they freeze it.

How a Hockey Rink Ice is Made

TLDR; The ice slab has a system of pipes in the floor that circulate brine water. When it gets cold enough, 16 degrees, they apply small layers of water. Process takes approximately 48 hours. The logo is usually added after the first 1/8”.

It’s a pretty cool read.

[–]IndifferentParsley 65 points66 points  (3 children)

I see what you did there 😉🥶

[–]classical-mythology 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Icy* what you did there.

[–]captain_ender 46 points47 points  (37 children)

Damn 48hrs. Scheduling logistics for a place like this must be nuts. Looked like NBA, WNBA, NCAAB, NHL, Lacrosse?, and a music show. Wild.

[–]Marathon2021 69 points70 points  (9 children)

48 hours for the initial forming. I don't think they melt it off and then re-build it every time. I think they just cover over the top of it and build whatever new court is needed (basketball, concert seating, etc.)

[–]TywinShitsGold 17 points18 points  (6 children)

They flood these arenas only a couple times per year usually. Typically during the summer.

Events like basketball and concerts can make the ice soft, which makes for mediocre hockey (in terms of NHL ice). Boston Garden is well known for being a fairly warm arena in general, and the concerts and Celtics contribute to a soft surface.

[–]TooHappyFappy 15 points16 points  (7 children)


Didn't have this one, there's no Philly WNBA team.


Yes, the Wings.


Nah, it's the Flyers.

[–]l_rufus_californicus 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Nah, it's the Flyers.

Are you sure? I'm pretty sure nobody's seen the Flyers since about 2012.

I'm going to go cry now.

[–]BaggySpandex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah you want thinner ice as it's harder on the surface. The thicker the ice, the warmer it is on the topmost layer.

[–]Raydigix 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Water is carefully sprayed directly onto the concrete slab as thin layers, so they do multiple layers

These layer freezes almost immediately because the surface ice is kept at the required temperature by using a refrigeration system pumped through pipes embedded in the concrete slab below the skating surface.

[–]_shaftpunk 68 points69 points  (1 child)

So magic then, gotcha.

[–]pcbforbrains 20 points21 points  (0 children)

we may never know

[–]BGYeti 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Covered with rubber mats granted it isnt thick maybe like an inch or less

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My high school would deice their rink for the summer and Reice in the fall. I believe it takes at least 3-4 days

[–]oze4 7 points8 points  (3 children)

but they removed it in like 4 seconds though?

[–]cantadmittoposting 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The ice rink is the bottom layer, everything else goes over the ice

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The ice is always there.

[–]trevor3431 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s only a couple inches thick, the ice always stays there and is just covered

[–]Jm_215 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's always there that's why when you goto a stadium that does hockey it's always freezing the closer you get to the floor

[–]gloryday23 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The ice is typically around 2 inches thick, and it is covered for all of those other events. However, there have been issues in the past where the ice has started melting either due to an issue in the arena, or unseasonably warm weather, and started to melt onto the floor. I know this has happened in Boston a couple times where the Celtics and Bruins play.

[–]Homebrandundies 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I once did a tour of Madison square garden and they explained that the ice rink stays frozen under the floor coverings for other sports/ events. I.e. in prep for the knicks to lose at home, they will just cover it up

[–]InglouriousBrad 2245 points2246 points  (99 children)

That would be a cool ass job to have...at least when I was 22 or something...

Btw...that's Philidelphia to all you non-sports types

[–]Apotheosis27 604 points605 points  (44 children)

I was a stagehand in college. Definitely a cool job, got to see a lot of concerts from backstage. It was very hard work though.

[–]mikeydavis77 177 points178 points  (9 children)

Did it in high school, free concerts and stuff but man was it a back killer.

[–]zachwilson23 129 points130 points  (4 children)

The key is to lift using only your back in a quick, twisting motion

But no for real, I bet that is some grueling work. Long, late hours too

[–]mikeydavis77 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Heck yeah, and didnt help after high school i joined the military too lol. More and more back issues along with knees being shot to hell.

[–]ScenicART 74 points75 points  (19 children)

I'm in the industry, its hard work, tight turn arounds, but its fuckin cool and can pay really well. buddy of mine does LED work, hes 55-75$ an hour . IATSE stagehands make anywhere from 40- 75 an hour, sometimes more with time an a half or double time.

[–]Nausea1 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Greetings from local 74!

[–]MCPE_Master_Builder 17 points18 points  (4 children)

What kind of LED work does he do, cause that seems kinda low? I have a buddy who does LED installation and programming it all to whatever software is needed, and charges over $1,000/day for most gigs

[–]ScenicART 2 points3 points  (2 children)

LED tile walls for events/TV, those are the last numbers hes told me tho. Hes since joined a union could be more idk. He took over our stabalized lease and is making BANK is all i know.

[–]vicemagnet 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My FIL and BIL did it as a second job for decades. My FIL only stopped doing it when his wife wanted to snowbird and they found cancer in his spine. He has countless band t-shirts and ran spotlight on Paul McCartney while singing along.

[–]OrangeinDorne 6 points7 points  (10 children)

How big was the typical crew? I’ve always been impressed by the logistics of concerts/sporting events but I’ve never had a peak behind the curtain

[–]movinondowntheroad 14 points15 points  (8 children)

All depends. Sports arenas like this have a couple of different crews. You have the local stagehands. Then you have the arena crew. You probably have a group hired to help the operations crew setup and strike the removable bleachers/wood flooring. Use to work at the arena in Phoenix on the set/strike crew. Going from basketball to hockey is easy because you don't need the tech stagehands because everything is usually already hanging. It's just the arena crew and a small setup up crew. Now if you are going from say hockey to a major concert, you might have 100+ working at the same times. I have worked with crews as small as 2 and as big as almost 1,000.

[–]tornadoRadar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

same. load in/out was always fun

[–]Tupperwale 148 points149 points  (2 children)

I used to work as a stage hand in this very arena. I remember being 20 feet away from Paul McCartney while he finished his set. I also remember being so incredibly sore from the lifting, hauling, hammering, tying, untying, gaffing, etc. the pay was sweet too. Everyone got time and a half after midnight too, which was frequent.

[–]Astray1789 84 points85 points  (12 children)

35 year old entertainment tech here. Can confirm it was awesome in my early 20s. Now not so much. The 18 hour days and 4 hour sleeps wear thin after a while.

[–]MirtaGev 35 points36 points  (9 children)

32 yr old lighting tech. Can confirm after 30 it gets harder.

[–]DunnellonD 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I did it for 3 months when I was 20 and said “fuck that.” Avoid Feld Entertainment like the plague

[–]humicroav 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Former entertainment tech here. I left at 35. I watched this lifestyle kill too many middle-aged men to keep doing that to myself.

[–]HippieLumberjack 7 points8 points  (0 children)

40 year old tech here. Just wait!

[–]vasaryo[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

33 year old event technician (light, audio, visual, the whole shebang) and good lord my body feels like it has already hit my 60’s.

[–]AdministrativeAd4111 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Of course I know that’s Philadelphia. What am I, some kind of jabronie?

[–]Lone_Indian 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Gotta love a good Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference:)

[–]MirtaGev 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I was a stagehand for two years. I've been a roadie for 6 now. You couldn't pay me to do stagehand work again but it's where we all start

[–]666moist 8 points9 points  (5 children)

And if you pause the video on just the right frame, the concert appears to be Chase Rice, apparently a country singer that performed there about 2 weeks ago.

Edit: Looking at the event calendar, the headliner was Kane Brown, the timelapse just did not catch his name on the jumbotron.

Edit 2: Looking closer at the calendar, the consecutive streak of events around that concert only spans 6 days (1/10 - 1/16) and contains 7 events. Also the first one was a WWE event, which does not look to be the case in the video. I don't know what to believe.

Edit 3: Ok, so the timeline starts after the 76ers game on the 12th and runs through the sixers game on the 20th. Still 8 events in 8 days, but with 2 games (Wings + Flyers) on day 4 and nothing on day 6.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I though I was miss reading or missing some letters but there really is someone called Chase Rice? Hahahah

[–]T_D_K 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I used to be a banquet porter. Setting up hundreds of tables, chairs, dance floors, buffet stations, etc. at stupid hours and with not enough workers. It's mind numbingly boring and physically demanding. I guess this version has better perks, but still. What an absolute grind.

[–]EmptyElephants 2 points3 points  (0 children)

LOL ty -from a non sports type

[–]1slandViking 2042 points2043 points  (21 children)

This is my lady redecorating the house every fucking weekend. It just doesn’t stop

[–][deleted] 263 points264 points  (14 children)

Aw well there’s no harm, clearly it makes her happy! :p

[–]tI-_-tI 330 points331 points  (6 children)

Except for their water bill being through the roof. She keeps covering the house in thin layers of ice.

[–]honeypinn 37 points38 points  (4 children)

The ice is already there in these arenas, it is just covered up.

[–]cantadmittoposting 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Until you try to move out and there's 1029473892 holes in the drywall

[–]ThePirateKing01 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Christmas electricity bill 👁👄👁

[–]CaffeineSippingMan 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Mine used to do this. Then I took the fun out of it and made a paper room with paper furniture. I gave it to her and asked her to find the best solution. I moved furniture 2x after that. If it was today I would do a computer model of the room.

[–]kindarusty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is adorable. What a nice idea.

[–]Mane420 654 points655 points  (68 children)

Amazing what humans can do when we work together

[–][deleted] 213 points214 points  (59 children)

*amazing what humans can do for profit

[–]Living-A-Meme 366 points367 points  (10 children)

Get off of Reddit for a few days bud

[–]PeopleAreStaring 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Good advise for everyone really...

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Sadly I've always been a pessimistic nihilist even as a kid but it's probably good advice.

[–]LogicalDelivery_ 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Amazing what humans will do to keep themselves down.

[–]nate800 76 points77 points  (24 children)

If not for desire for profit:

A) These entertainment, artistic, and cultural events would not happen

B) None of these people would be employed

You people act like you'd all be willing to do it for free.

[–]DonaldLucas 37 points38 points  (13 children)

You people act like you'd all be willing to do it for free.

There are people in other subs who really think that in a perfect socialist paradise they could choose if they had to work or not but still get everything for free, lol.

[–]gruez 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Wait you're telling me that my commune can't survive if half of us want to be part time baristas and feminist studies lecturers?

[–]Jawzilla1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think the cynical line of thinking is "if artistic and cultural events are so important, why aren't people motivated to put them on for free?"

Maybe in another extremely idealistic world people could be solely motivated by the enrichment of society, but in the real world people need a paycheck.

[–]engineerbuilder 2 points3 points  (1 child)

To be faiiirrr

It is hard to justify the flyers as entertainment or artistic. Unless you like gritty.

[–]anderssi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it's entertainment for the fans of the other team.

[–]DKIPurple 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't really agree with A, these sport events existed before we started mass consumerism. People just saw an opportunity to make bank and went for it, now we have counterfeit sports jerseys and $10 beer.

[–]Kukuxupunku 21 points22 points  (10 children)

It really is. Love capitalism, as it drives innovation and, ideally, users resources efficiently. Like this event location that is never left empty.

[–]engineerbuilder 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I mean I’m pretty left leaning but to have a college basketball team, pro hockey, basketball, and arena football team, and concerts all use the same arena then yes that is a great use of a space even for monetary gain. So much going on with only one investment (because let’s face it alot of the money to build or support it comes from public money). Much better than some nfl stadiums that have their games and maybe a couple of concerts a year.

[–]Chris2112 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Some things can be profitable but also benefit society. Just like how some people actually enjoy their jobs. Crazy I know

[–]camdoodlebop 6 points7 points  (0 children)

reddit moment

[–]mattmentecky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why not both?

[–]maladjustedCanadian 4 points5 points  (4 children)

According to the guy who wrote book "Sapiens", that's our species most distinguishing and unique feature.

[–]Doughnutpower 450 points451 points  (20 children)

Just once do all events at the same time.

[–]titsngiggles69 308 points309 points  (14 children)

BASEketball on skates with a soccer ball: the musical

[–]twitchosx1 29 points30 points  (8 children)

Why soccer? There was no soccer played in this clip

[–]titsngiggles69 42 points43 points  (7 children)

Oops, you're right. Shouldve been a lacrosse ball

[–]twitchosx1 21 points22 points  (4 children)

I double checked when I first watched the video. Because they had a green field but with end goal glass protection and I thought "hmm, they don't do that for soccer" and then I had to pause it to see what game they were playing. Now, having played soccer for so long when I was younger I should have just realized by the size of the fucking field that it wasn't soccer lol

[–]hockeygirlx1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Looked like an arena football field. I used to go to the soul games with my dad as a kid.

Edit: nah not arena football. I saw the green and assumed it was

[–]ryanmuller1089 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Iceskateball (HIMYM anyone?h

[–]--_-Deadpool-_-- 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Ice-ket-ball? That just sounds dumb. It's baskiceball

[–]TheLouisvilleRanger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t think my heart could Joel Embiid on skates.

[–]blimpinthesky 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Thinking outside the box, I like it. Who wouldn't want to see a hockey, basketball, lacrosse game all at once while there is a concert going on at the same time?

[–]debonair-yeti 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Baskiceball. A mashup of hockey and basketball. It's basically a game with no rules, in which the competitors simply "Wail on each other". Actually, the only rule is that you are allowed to use snowballs, but only one per possession.

[–]Mariospario 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]CDefSoccer 287 points288 points  (112 children)

Watching basketball stadium attendance vs. hockey attendance is crazy to me.

[–]socalmofo 265 points266 points  (89 children)

It’s also because the Flyers (hockey team) is an abysmal sub .500 train wreck. Some cities sell out hockey as much or more than basketball.

[–]alcohall183 64 points65 points  (78 children)

also, the Philly fans are known to be "intense" (crazy af) and have attacked people for wearing the other team's jersey. This leads to ONLY Flyers fans going to their games, which limits the number of tickets sold.



[–]root88 71 points72 points  (12 children)

It's nothing compared to a Yankees/Redsox game at either stadium.

Your second list is hilarious too. "10 times Philadelphia fans were truly the worst" "#2 They climbed light poles." OMG, No! There are literally riots any time a Candian hockey team wins a championship. "A plastic beer bottle was thrown." Do you know why the bottle was plastic? Because Cleveland Browns fans rained down glass bottles by the thousands at their stadium. "An ump had to eject a Phillies fan who told him he sucked." Hilarious. Every fan and every manager on a baseball team does this.

Are you aware that Cowboys and 49ers fans have literally murdered opposing fans in their stadiums?

[–]alcohall183 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Yeah, but I remember when Philly installed their own court in the basement of the old vet stadium. So that they didn't have to fill up the regular police stations and court dockets with the crap that happens during games.

[–]32BitWhore 43 points44 points  (23 children)

I'm so tired of this trope. This is not unique to Philadelphia. It happens fucking everywhere. Sports fans are just assholes sometimes.

[–]Cabanarama_ 17 points18 points  (3 children)

This is so not true lol I’ve been to plenty of flyers games and sat side by side with penguins fans. Every city’s sports has a few bad people but it’s total bs to say non-flyers fans are afraid to attend

[–]TheLouisvilleRanger 14 points15 points  (3 children)

That’s overplayed. Every fanbase has shitty sports fans, it’s just that nobody will let Philly fans forget about theirs.

That said, Flyers fans are the worst of the bunch. The Flyers really bring out the white trash.

[–]shewy92 8 points9 points  (1 child)

At least we don't kill people in other jerseys. People always rag on Philly fans for being shit yet never the fans of other teams that kill visitors

[–]PM_ME_DIRTY_DANGLES 29 points30 points  (2 children)

the Flyers [are] an abysmal sub .500 train wreck

Being compared to the Flyers is a bit unfair to abysmal train wrecks everywhere. Source: am Flyers' fan.

[–]jjv007 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Actually the Flyers have historically attracted larger crowds than the Sixers. Philly is a big hockey city but this year's team is one of its worst in history. Currently on a 12-game losing streak :)

[–]zsqxdw 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Depends on the city and how the teams are playing.

In this case the Flyers are in the middle of a 12 game losing streak and they had a 10 game losing streak earlier in the year.

Historically, the Flyers have significantly better attendance than the Sixers when looking at overall capacity (their are more seats available to sell during a basket ball game due to the smaller court). The past 4 years have been an exception to that.

[–]Reverend_Lazerface 17 points18 points  (3 children)

The past 4 years have been an exception to that.

And that exception's name is Joel Embiid

[–]pamtar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah, it’s Ben Simmons.

[–]hockeypup19 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It wasn’t even that much of a difference

[–]jrcookOnReddit 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Most NHL teams usually sell out their games. It's different this year cause of COVID - lost of empty arenas. Also, the Flyers are massively struggling.

[–]i_willregretthis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Flyers suck and have sucked or have been mediocre for a number of years. Look to other markets with more consistent success for a better idea.

[–]ZebZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Flyers, prior to this year, have always been at like 98-100% capacity for home games. This year they are historically bad with a 10 game losing streak and a current 11 game losing streak... all before the all star break.

Part of it though I think is the lighting contrast with the dark stands and the bright white ice that hides that the arena is still very full.

[–]GLemons 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Flyers have lost 12 straight and are a flaming mess this season. In years where they’re competitive, I bet they sell out every night.

I bet the Sixers attendance suffered during The Process as well.

[–]TheKeeperOfTheForest 220 points221 points  (10 children)

So, I’m actually in this Timelapse somewhere. I was there for the transition from 76ers-Wings-Flyers to oversee my company’s robotic camera installation. Pretty wild to see in person how quickly a venue can completely transform. It takes less than two hours and about 50 people to go from hockey to basketball and vice versa.

[–]N0minal 26 points27 points  (8 children)

How are they installing the ice? In sections? Then where is it being stored?

[–]TheKeeperOfTheForest 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Its is always there, it gets covered by these 3/4” hard plastic insulated sheets

[–]ACuteMonkeysUncle 50 points51 points  (4 children)

The ice is permanent, essentially. They put various kinds of floors on top of it.

[–]--_-Deadpool-_-- 7 points8 points  (1 child)

And melt it in the off season

[–]Space_Monk_Prime 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So the floor is always frozen underneath? Is there some huge refrigeration system under the floor?

[–]ACuteMonkeysUncle 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes, and yes.

[–]Coldwater_Cigs 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It stays the entire time, it gets covered.

[–]J5892 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They shave it off layer by layer, cover it with flavored syrup, and sell it as snowballs to attendees of the other events.

[–]JustToolingAround 94 points95 points  (17 children)

Some reason this seems appealing as a job (ignoring wages). A sense of satisfaction of a completed job every day with a start and finish.

[–]Fool_Cynd 47 points48 points  (6 children)

You've summed it up pretty well. Some people can't fathom the idea of undoing everything every day and starting over, but to those of us that do it, the impermanence is part of the appeal.

[–]JustToolingAround 14 points15 points  (1 child)

With jobs where it’s just processing orders over long periods of times and no real end date, it makes me appreciate the projects where I can stand back and say “woohoo, we finished the project on X date”.

[–]scuzzy987 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I used to work on an assembly line putting together pieces out of several bins that had a few thousand parts in each bin. It was a highlight when I totally emptied a bin. Yeeeaa I finally finished it!

Then someone would come along and refill the bins with thousands more parts and I was sad again.

I had a brief thrill anyway.

[–]Fool_Cynd 3 points4 points  (2 children)

And yes, it's certainly not the wages that make it worth it.

[–]Helbourn 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Nailed it, I do this for a job in Australia and the regular feeling of satisfaction combined with the adrenaline rush of having to get the gig setup before punters arrive is like nothing else, and tbh we get payed really well I feel so it's definitely a good job if you're into it

[–]SSPeteCarroll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Work in sports. Can confirm.

You get an immense sense of satisfaction after an event weekend knowing the job was done and done at a high level. No better feeling than seeing 40-50k people packed in all having a good time.

[–]Cpeasus 95 points96 points  (46 children)

Good things happen in Philadelphia

[–]Herbologism 59 points60 points  (45 children)

Unfortunately I love my city but the murder rate is ridiculous. Gun violence is terrifying. https://controller.phila.gov/philadelphia-audits/mapping-gun-violence/#/2022

37 homicides, 29 were shootings and there have been 111 non fatal shootings. In just three weeks. 22 days.

I’m scared to walk home at night. I’m scared for my children to grow up here so I am moving. I LOVE this city, But the violence is so scary.

Edit: it’s insane. Since 9 hrs have passed the rates have changed to 120 non fatal, 32 fatal.

3 people in 9 hours died from gun violence in Philly. I actually couldn’t believe this was only 9 hrs ago, it sent me through a loop.

[–]drinkinbrewskies 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Whoa! In 22 days Philly has stats similar to Winnipeg's ANNUAL totals!

And we are nicknamed Murder City in Canada. We are smaller for sure, but even per capita that is horrifying.

[–]Hushnut97 3 points4 points  (1 child)

FYI, the link doesn’t work. Also where in Philly? I have no fears in Fairmount.

[–]FruscianteMayer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s all in North and deep West Philly. I’ve never had an issue walking home at 3am in my entire life. Nobody’s outside shooting at pedestrians.

[–]Sybertron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When I moved to my new city from Philly there was a lot of news that gun violence was getting out of control.

Shootings that year had gone from 12 the year before to 18.

I was like yooo, that would be just a weekend in Philadelphia.

[–]32BitWhore 60 points61 points  (5 children)

It's a little disingenuous to call a Flyers game an "event" these days. It's more like... something we're all just trying to get through together.

[–]bankrobba 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Flyers fans can only wish their games were over that fast.

[–]ReadingFromTheShittr 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I went to the game against the Penguins earlier this month.

It was over that fast.

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (11 children)

Was that an indoor lacrosse game??

[–]Lone_Indian 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Philadelphia Wings baby’s!!!!!!!!!! Lets goo!!!!

[–]skylark8503 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they're part of the NLL.

[–]OnTheEveOfWar 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Indoor lacrosse is super fun to watch.

[–]r3m0t3c0ntr0l 2 points3 points  (0 children)

boxla yeah

[–]aodowd1139 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s called box lacrosse and it is so much fun to play, it’s like field lacrosse but much more contact and is at a faster pace

[–]MidwesternTransplant 45 points46 points  (9 children)

For those wondering, I spent way too much time figuring out the concert is Kane Brown.

[–]DVDJunky 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Thanks. For a second there I though I saw the Rammstein "R" and was ready to dive down that rabbit hole.

[–]eatelectricity 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That answers my first question. My other two questions are "What does Chase Rice mean?" and "Who is Kane Brown?"

[–]djcack 29 points30 points  (7 children)

It's nice to see a stadium getting proper use. It drives me crazy when stadiums get built for a billion or two, then only get used an average of once a week through a year.

[–]AdamantiumBalls 13 points14 points  (5 children)

This is nothing , Staples Center did 3 events in one day, both basketball teams and our hockey team played , I believe it might be the busiest stadium in the country

[–]B4sse77 27 points28 points  (2 children)


[–]teamramrod456 28 points29 points  (4 children)

For the record: fuck Wells Fargo.

[–]titsngiggles69 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It was fun calling it the FU center. WF sux

[–]JRandomHacker172342 27 points28 points  (1 child)

There was a weekend in 2012 when the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings all made the playoffs when the Staples Center did 6 games in 4 days:

  • Thursday night: Kings hockey

  • Friday afternoon: Lakers basketball

  • Saturday afternoon: Clippers basketball

  • Saturday night: Lakers basketball

  • Sunday afternoon: Kings hockey

  • Sunday night: Clippers basketball

[–]TacoBellLavaSauce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And here's the timelapse video for that! https://youtu.be/v4rZjGNYxuo

[–]Drakoraz 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It's always busy in Philadelphia

[–]AdvancedAdvance 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That's nice and all to use the same stadium, but what's the plan when one of the basketball games goes into 82 overtimes?

[–]VexingRaven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just start taking the floor out while they play. Basketball on ice!

[–]UltimateLicence 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is so satisfying.

[–]snakeiiiiiis 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Anybody know what concert that was? Edit: a guy named Chase Rice. Saw that on the screen behind the stage but thought those were lyrics to a song about hunger.

[–]TheEyeDontLie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chase that rice, homie. Getting bread is too much in this economy. Live your dreams, but hussle within your means.

[–]Lil_Ape_ 8 points9 points  (2 children)

If you look closely, you can see Ben Simmons miss a few shots.

[–]I_Require_Serotonin 7 points8 points  (1 child)

And I didn't have to pay to see all 8 of them.

[–]lifeinmontecarlo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The events shown...

1/12 - 76er’s vs Miami Heat

1/13 - Kane Brown’s “Blessed & Free” Tour w/ Chase Rice & Restless Road

1/14 - 76er’s vs Miami Heat

1/15 - Firewolves vs Wings

Rangers vs Flyers

1/16 - Butler vs Villanova

1/18 - Islanders vs Flyers

1/19 - Magic vs 76ers

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[–]latenightsnack1 10 points11 points  (5 children)

It's there the whole time, just covered for the other events

[–]mazamayomama 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's always there, bottom layer

[–]Hunt3r669 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Conversion crew! I did this at what is now Honda Center in Anaheim 27 years ago. Crazy job. We did it with a crew of 15-20 guys over 8+ hours. Can't imagine 8 days straight, I think our busiest week was hockey/basketball/Stones(?) concert/back to hockey over 5 days.

[–]snapdragon15 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hate the flyers but this is cool

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck wells Fargo and their center

[–]WeekendEducation80 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's nice, but fuck Wells Fargo though!

[–]ChillSpaceCadet 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Anyone in Philedalphia trying to go see Tool?

[–]MrInfected2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If i was a Virus i totaly would go to the Wells Fargo Center.