Although this hasn’t been an amazing year for pretty much anything, we can admit it has been a completely spectacular year for one thing in particular: outdoor rinks.

The cold snaps combined with the closures of many rinks as a result of COVID has forced people to get creative when it comes to getting their ice time in, and the outdoor rinks we’ve seen so far this season have been unreal.

It only makes sense, then, that this year’s NHL Outdoor games are going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

As soon as the word started to get out that the NHL had their sights set on Lake Tahoe for their outdoor games this season, fans couldn’t wait to see how the finished product would look when the rink came to life.

The NHL Outdoors games are just one more sleep away, and after seeing the first few looks at what the rink looks like, we think it was definitely worth the hype.









Wow. If we weren’t excited before, we definitely are now.


(H/T: NHL)