no photo pit

Okay, guys, let’s talk about the pit for a second. Most people don’t even know it exists, so we’re here to tell you a little about it.

This is the pit:

It sits under the cement on the Avs-shoot-twice side of the rink:

Most of the time, it’s empty and covered.

However, at the end of each season, we break up the sheet of ice and push it into the pit:

And even though it’s depressing because it signifies the end of the season, it’s also kind of beautiful:

But anyway, the pit is where the ice melts. And all of the water from the ice can then be drained easier.

So, if you ever see a photo of the pit or wonder where we melt the ice, now you know.