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Ever Wondered How They Transform NBA basketball courts into NHL hockey rinks?

Have you ever wondered how an NBA basketball court is transformed into an NHL hockey rink? The process is fascinating, taking hundreds of workers hours and hours to complete.

The best example comes from Los Angeles’ Staples Center in early May 2012. Two L.A. basketball teams and its hockey team all made the playoffs at once, requiring six games in just four days. Amazingly, the Staples Center went from an Kings’ hockey rink to a Lakers’ basketball court to a Clippers’ basketball court and back in four days.

The transformation time can take anywhere from 90 minutes to an entire day. Check out the process in a super high-speed video that shows the entire process.

9 Comments on Ever Wondered How They Transform NBA basketball courts into NHL hockey rinks?

  1. let it rip // June 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm // Reply

    cooal

  2. purple bird // June 16, 2012 at 8:46 am // Reply

    cool, but i guess that happens all the time anyway.
    PEECHTIVAL!

  3. nevermind its soo cool

  4. wow does the rijhisf have one? i hope so! dfddfhdfhdfs bye

  5. oh and fgi fgi too

  6. aka Harry Potter // December 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm // Reply

    Clay, where do you guys get all of these? Do you have, like, sources that travel around the globe, sniffing up what they can?

  7. Avengers Fan // June 11, 2014 at 9:00 am // Reply

    One word: Cool!

  8. I wish they gave you a larger bottle.

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