Before the Zamboni

The Wings are poised to make a run for the Stanley Cup again and, keeping that in mind, it’s sometimes fun to think about how it used to be when they were playing at Olympia Arena. (ever wonder why Ilitch named his company “Olympia Entertainment”?) The Wings played there from 1927 – 1979 and if you are too young to remember how they used to do it, check this out.

2 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on April 7th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    I wonder how long it took to resurface the ice using that pulley thing?

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    I have no idea how long it will take, but it is impressive. Perhaps the Detroit Historical Museum should have this on display. Thanks for the link and walk back in time.

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