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Posted at 2:11 PM ET, 02/16/2011

Video: Watch Verizon Center's ice-to-court changeover

By Washington Post Sports Editors

The Verizon Center crew typically has the luxury of switching from ice to court overnight, but this past Saturday, the changeover began after the Capitals finished their game against the Kings and ended just in time for the Wizards to play the Spurs.

The process of changing the arena floor from a hockey rink to a basketball court typically takes about three hours. The rink is covered with insulated flooring, seats and risers are brought in, and finally the hardwood court is laid out. While doubleheaders are common, this specific hockey-to-basketball switch only happens once or twice a year.

Check out the timelapse video below:

(Christopher Gregory/The Washington Post)

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | February 16, 2011; 2:11 PM ET
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that would be Saturday, not Sunday

Posted by: ccape1 | February 16, 2011 2:50 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: hockeypunk | February 16, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

What a pain!

Posted by: LloydChristmas | February 16, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget the times when there are events on Friday night, saturday day, saturday night and sunday day. Now that's alot of work for the Verizon Center crew. An example was the weekend of Dec 3-5 - Wizard's played Friday night, Georgetown played Saturday day, Caps played Saturday night and the BB&T BB Classic was Sunday. Each event was played on a different floor/surface.

Posted by: TerpGrad | February 17, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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