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Time-lapse video captures Ice Center's rink base painting

August 4, 2017  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

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With Liberty University's first hockey exhibition game of the 2017-18 season less than a month away — an ACHA Division I women's opener against the Hamilton Hawks on Sept. 1 — LaHaye Ice Center's rink received a facelift this week. The facility is home to Liberty's five hockey teams as well as the Lady Flames' figure skating and synchronized skating teams.

A 50-second time-lapse video shows the 20-hour refinishing project, which included replacing the ice and changing the paint scheme. The work started Wednesday night and concluded Thursday at around 4 p.m.

Liberty Club Sports Facilities & Game Day Operations staff oversaw the project, undertaken by Rink Specialists from Maine and headed by Assistant Director of Events & Promotions Derek Young and Coordinator of Facilities Paul Brueckner, with help from Game Operations Graduate Assistants Dominic Beckman, Peter Kazmierczak, and Jon Kunz.

"It has a great new look, something new and fresh," Brueckner said, noting that Young, along with Club Sports Coordinator of Events Kaleb VanDePerre and Marketing Graduate Assistant Matt Voss, coordinated with Liberty's Marketing Department on the new design. "We will be building up the ice to about an inch thickness over the next week and should be open for business next Friday afternoon."

Players will be arriving the following week for their first on-ice workouts in preparation for preseason training camp and tryouts later this month.

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Results
Men's Volleyball
at NCVF National Championships
Apr 9, 8:00 AM - CANCELLED

Men's Swimming
at Nationals
Apr 11, 8:00 AM - CANCELLED

Crew
at Clemson Sprints
Apr 11, 9:00 AM - CANCELLED

Gymnastics
at NAIGC National Championship
Apr 15, 7:00 PM - CANCELLED

Paintball
at National Tournament
Apr 16, 10:00 AM - CANCELLED

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May 21
Crew
at Nationals
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May 4
Men's Lacrosse
at MCLA Nationals
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Apr 25
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Apr 25
Archery
at USA Archery 2020 East Region Outdoor Collegiate Ch
CANCELLED

Apr 24
Men's Lacrosse
at SELC Playoffs
CANCELLED

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