My friend works for the facilities crew at Amalie Arena, and if you don’t know, that’s where the Tampa Bay Lightning play their lake home games.
Thanks to his connection, I get to see a lot of hockey, then although I didn’t grow up enjoying it, now that I can see it played live I have become hooked! Not enough to try and play it myself, heck now that looks far too dangerous for me, however I appreciate enjoying the guys check each other and throw hands.
Next to MMA hockey is the most brutal interest in the world. And next to the polar exhibit at the Tampa Zoo, the location is the coldest site in the whole city. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a game care about hockey to be played in Tampa, which has temps that should prohibit the formation of ice for any sizable amount of time. To combat this, the Tampa Bay Lightning use an Heating and A/C system that is so big they had to bury it under the location. A lot of interests locations have sizable Heating and A/C systems, but the Tampa one is so big the structure couldn’t possibly support it. All of the Heating and A/C device is underground, and somehow it manages to make the Arena the coldest site in all of Tampa. I am not an Heating and A/C tech I can’t explain how it works, however I see a lot of games these afternoons, and that site is typically ice cold. I can’t request the Tampa Bay hockey team enough, you have to go see them play!