Building hockey rinks for the Stadium Series

Building a hockey rink in a big stadium is no easy task. It takes time, patience and lots of workers to make it happen. Here are photos from the latest editions of the Stadium Series at Chicago's Soldier Field and at Vancouver's BC Place.

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 26: Dan Craig, Senior Director of Facilities Operations for the NHL sprays water to seal in the logos as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 26, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 25: A general view of Soldier Field as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 25, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 26: Members of the ice crew install the Stadium Series logos as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 26, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 26: Another layer of water is applied to seal in the lines as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 26, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 26: Members of the ice crew paint in the lines as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 26, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Soldier Field

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 26: A general view of Soldier Field as preparations for the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Game continue on February 26, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images)

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for an NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for an NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

A worker places cushions on seats as B.C. Place stadium is prepared for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium

A worker places cushions on seats as B.C. Place stadium is prepared for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium

Workers prepare the ice and B.C. Place stadium for the NHL Heritage Classic hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to play on Sunday at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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