Go Behind the Scenes and Watch the Nationwide Arena Ice Get Rebuilt

By Jacob Nitzberg on August 31, 2019 at 9:10 am

It's all coming together, folks.

Nationwide Arena, the beautiful home of the Blue Jackets, has had its ice installed in preparation for the 2019-20 season. You can check out the process in the video above. 

The ice may be the most important part of the arena for the Blue Jackets, but there's so much more to the arena. In fact, when it was built, it used

9,400 tons of steel
1.3 million bricks laid (exterior)
44 miles of pipe installed
300 miles of wire
40,000 cubic yards of concrete
12,000 gallons of paint
60,000 square feet of glass (exterior)
200,000 watts of power for audio/sound system
6,596 light fixtures

All these factors combine to produce a great NHL experience. Now that the ice is down, eager fans and players just have to wait until October 4th for regular season hockey. 

Easier said than done.