West Perth Hockey Rinks Cold To Protect Ice

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An extra layer of clothing can go a long way at the start of hockey season in your local arena.

While temperatures are still in the teens outside, prepare for below zero conditions in the stands in some rinks.

Some arenas cannot have the heaters on in the bleachers because the machines keeping the ice cold are already battling outside conditions.

West Perth Facilities Manager Rick Vivian says they won’t be turned on until their heat has less effect on the rink.