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Preparing for hockey at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium
A view of the Dodger Stadium ice rink which will be the site of Saturday night’s Kings-Ducks game. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
‘The Great One’ at Dodger Stadium

Former Kings captain and NHL all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky speaks to reporters at Dodger Stadium before the building of a temporary on-site rink that will play host to a game between the Ducks and Kings in January 2014.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Floor crew
A crew of workers install the floor of the rink which will be the setting for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings and Dodger Stadium. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Lord of the rink
Dan Craig, senior director of facilities operations for the NHL, looks over the ice at Dodger Stadium, which will play host to a Ducks-Kings game on Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Getting ready
A worker prepares the ice for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
More ice time
Workers help form the ice that will play host to Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Ice crew
Ice workers show off a man-made, frosty look as they get ready to prep an artificial rink at Dodger Stadium that will play host to a Ducks-Kings game on Saturday.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Installing the glass
A worker installs glass on the rink at Dodger Stadium that will be the site of Saturday’s Ducks-Kings game. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ice preparation
Workers prepare the ice for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Rolling up the blanket
A worker rolls up a mylar blanket that protects the ice during the day at Dodger Stadium. Once the sun goes down, workers can begin working on maintaining the ice for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Heavy lifting
A worker carries off a roll of mylar used to protect the ice at Dodger Stadium from direct sunlight. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Patriotic duty
Monic Enciso unravels a large American flag that will be on display during Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Entwined view
A worker tends to the newly formed ice on the other side of a goal net during preparations for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Working late
Workers take advantage of cooler conditions at night to prepare the ice for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Finishing touches
A worker prepares the ice at Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Man in charge
Dan Craig, who’s overseeing the NHL’s construction of a temporary hockey rink at Dodger Stadium for Saturday’s Ducks-Kings game, says a 55-degree or lower air temperature during the game will keep the ice “in awesome shape.” (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Hockey in the outfield
Workers prepare the ice in front of the NHL logo painted on the Dodger Stadium outfield. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Dan Craig
Dan Craig, senior director of facilities operations for the NHL, keeps an eye on proceedings as workers maintain the ice that will be used for Saturday’s game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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