Ducks, Kings play hockey at Dodger Stadium: How they’ll keep it frozen

Saturday's game will bring a hockey rink to Dodger Stadium. And the weather is expected to be warm.
(Matt Moody / Los Angeles Times)

Dodger Stadium will become a hockey rink on Saturday when the Ducks and the Kings play their NHL Stadium Series game -- one of six outdoor league games to be played this season. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor hockey in L.A. -- it’s a first. And on a day when the high may reach upward of 80 degrees. “I don’t think anyone ever thought it’d be possible to do here,” Ducks center Saku Koivu told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s going to be a great experience.”

Unless the ice cube melts.

Those making the magic happen, however, expect the ice to stay nice and frosty. How will it work? Our interactive infographic, by graphic artist Matt Moody, shows the details, such as how the mobile refrigeration truck will keep 3,000 gallons of coolant constantly pumping.

Click the gif below to see the whole graphic. (Mobile users click here.)



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