Rain was a big talking point heading into the 2017 Winter Classic with the concern being the rink would resemble more of a swimming pool than an actual playing surface. Thankfully, the rain held off, but a recent game in the AHL between the Bakersfield Condors and Ontario Reign showed fans what it’s like to play outside in the pouring rain.
That doesn’t look safe at all. You can see huge puddles covering the ice and big sprays of water shooting up with each stride the players make.
Why did they let them play in these conditions?