Okay look, not every Winter Classic or Stadium Series game is going to have the postcard backdrop of light snowfall that makes you think of backyard rinks in Canada. So, when the forecast called for upper 50’s in Denver for the Red Wings/Avalanche game at Coors Field, the snow had to be … “created”. And it was created by laying down some light fluffy cotton around the rink.
When the wind picked up in the third period, that cotton went airborne. And the game had to be delayed while the stadium crew picked up the fake snow that littered the ice.
Whoever ordered this fake snow is probably getting fired on Monday… ❄️ pic.twitter.com/Bd5VcmsLsx
— Macall Marstall (@macallmarstall) February 28, 2016
— Brian Maass (@Briancbs4) February 28, 2016
Wind is picking up & fake snow is flying all over pic.twitter.com/YurCPitE48
— Michelle Tuckner (@MichelleTuckner) February 28, 2016
Tonight's headline: ________ out 4 to 6 after tripping over fake snow in stadium series game
— Hockeysteve54 (@Hockeysteve54) February 28, 2016
— Chad Patten (@jynnantonnyx42) February 28, 2016
— Gabby Fournier (@gabbyfournier) February 28, 2016
— Steve Staeger (@SteveStaeger) February 28, 2016
Get cotton for fake snow they said. The wind won't be that bad they said. #StadiumSeries
— Matt Greene (@TheReal_MattyG) February 28, 2016
We in America like our atmosphere man-made. It’s how we came up with olestra. And Crystal Pepsi. Don’t fight it. Just enjoy the winter wonderland made from cotton or a cotton blend. At least until somebody comes up with polyester snow for next year.