Video: Watch Verizon Center's ice-to-court changeover
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)
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| February 16, 2011; 2:11 PM ET
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