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10-14-2011, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bobbop View Post
It's not removed for the circus or for that matter little else. Once the ice is down it stays down. Most rinks (and I assume The Garden) cycle the ice plant four hours on and four hours off. When the cycle is off, the ice melts a little and when it freezes again it it's gets stronger and more stable. The days of pulling the ice in and out are long gone. There have been events at The Garden the same day as a circus performance.
It's melted for the dog show. Despite layers of flooring, w/ the ice intact, the dogs have a tendency/desire to dig.

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