Time-lapse video shows Carrier Dome transformation from basketball court to hockey rink

The Frozen Dome Classic that took place on Nov. 22 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York set the U.S. indoor attendance record for a professional hockey game. The AHL’s Syracuse Crunch beat the Utica Comets in front of 30,715 fans as history was made.

The Crunch took control of the Carrier Dome at 12:01 a.m. ET on Nov. 17, giving the company building the rink less than a week to work with. They managed to finish the job in the tight time-frame and the game went off without a hitch.

This time-lapse video, set to the never boring "Ice Ice Baby," shows the entire process, from the last Syracuse basketball game before the break to the entire rink-building process to the hoops team’s return to the court nine days later.

We're not far away from the constant stream of Winter Classic rink updates before everyone begins to worry about what the weather will be like in Washington D.C. come Jan. 1. It's almost as much a tradition as the game itself.

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