Tucson Arena Begins Ice Installation

Tucson, Arizona – The Tucson Arena will begin ice installation for the 2021 Hockey Season on Monday, January 11. The arena has begun the process to begin the installation with the ice plant being turned on to chill the floor on Thursday. The complete schedule is below.

Photo By Chris Hook

The building will remain closed to the public during the ice install, but the Roadrunners and Tucson Convention Center will be posting photos and video from the process on their website and social media during the course of the process for fans to follow along.

The American Hockey League announced on Monday that the upcoming season for the Roadrunners and 27 other teams would begin on February 5.

Tentative Ice Installation Schedule 
Jan 6th – Ice Making Preparations Begin

Jan 7th – 10th – Ice Plant PM and start up/Chill floor

Jan 11th – Start Watering

Jan 12th – Lay Lines and Outline Decal/Ice in Sponsors

Jan 13th – Ice in Sponsors/Paint ice

Jan 14th – Continue Painting Ice

Jan 15th – 17th – Continue watering until Ice is complete

 The Roadrunners are excited to display their 5th Anniversary Season Logo at center ice for the upcoming campaign of hockey in the Old Pueblo. Other ice logos will feature: Tucson Electric Power, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson.com, Fox Sports 1450 AM, Visit Tucson, HSL Properties and DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Williams Center.

About the Roadrunners
Entering their fifth season owned and operated by the Arizona Coyotes as their AHL affiliate, the Roadrunners have welcomed over 500,000 fans to cheer them on at Tucson Convention Center since 2016. As proud members of the Southern Arizona community, the Roadrunners and Roadrunners Give Back, a branch of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, take pride in supporting all community organizations with donations, volunteerism and public appearances by: Executives, Coaches, Players and the team’s Mascot Dusty. On the ice, the Roadrunners have secured Pacific Division Championships in two of their first four seasons. 33 players since 2016 have dressed in games for both the Roadrunners and Coyotes.