Am I a sucker for useless things sold by sports franchises? Yep, I already have one share of the Green Bay Packers that doesn’t offer me anything other than a chance to attend the Packers owners meeting at Lambeau.
So mark me down for at least a gallon of the water being sold by the Chicago Blackhawks.
The team is selling the melted ice water from the team’s Stanley Cup run. No prices have been announced yet, but you can get signed up for updates when prices are announced.
How much water are we talking about? According to RinkFinder.com:
Q. How many gallons of water are needed to make 1 inch of ice?
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.
As Puck Daddy points out, this isn’t the first time a team has sold melted ice water to its fans.
The Pittsburgh Penguins sold Igloo ice for $39.99 after moving to Consol Energy Center. The Philadelphia Flyers had ice from the Spectrum’s last game in April 2009 sealed up in a commemorative drink coaster for $16.95.
Of course the Blackhawks water will go great next to the vial of Safeco Field dirt I collected during a stadium tour way back in 2000.