The Chicago Blackhawks would very much like to sell you some used water.
Of course, that is the cynic's point of view. In reality, hockey fans around the Chicago area will soon clamor for melted ice from their beloved United Center.
Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage spotted the posted video promising that ice from the Stanley Cup season will soon be available to fans. They even gave fans an idea of how much ice there could possibly be.
According to a search on Rink Finder, BC happened upon the following answer as to how much water encompasses a typical rink:
The normal rink is 85' x 200' which is equal to 17,000 square feet. This is a typical NHL size rink and would require 11,000 gallons of water to make 1" of ice. An olympic size rink is 100' x 200' and is 20,000 square feet so it would require 13,000 gallons of water to make 1" of ice.
Essentially, the Blackhawks will have a good amount of water to hand out to fans thirsting for any Stanley Cup paraphernalia available at the moment.
The team's official website has the posted trailer along with an explanation of where the proceeds of the sale will go.
We're producing an extremely limited number of souvenir packages with the actual melted ice from the United Center floor and we're selling them to raise money for Chicago Blackhawks Charities.
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As noted, there is no mention of price nor of release dates for the melted ice some knowledgeable folk might refer to as water.
Judging by the brief glimpse of a vial at the 1:03 mark, fans will get what we presume to be a small container of the treasured liquid.
With that, we have another illustration of sport's awesome power. Where some fans just see regular ol' water, the Blackhawks faithful see a priceless symbol of victory, and one that will aid a great cause.
As for me, I still have trouble paying a few bucks for bottled water.
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