How Cold Is It at a Hockey Game?

June 1, 2023

When watching a hockey game you will likely be exposed to chilly indoor temperatures. This is due to the fact that the ice has to be kept at a very specific temperature in order for it to stay frozen. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be freezing cold when you attend a game.

The main thing to remember when attending a hockey game is to dress in layers. This will help you to avoid overheating as you are in and out of the arena. It also helps to bring a hat, gloves and warm footwear. In addition, it is good to dress in a t-shirt or sweater with your team’s logo on it to show support.

It is often colder the closer you are to the ice surface. This is because the ice has to be maintained at a very low temperature and smaller rinks typically have less state-of-the-art heating systems than NHL arenas. In addition, heat rises so the higher you are in an arena the warmer it will be.

When you are in the arena it is a good idea to arrive early so that you can find your seat, get some food and drinks and settle in. This will give you time to adjust to the cold before the game starts. You can also benefit from sitting near other spectators since they will be emitting body heat that will keep you a little warmer. Finally, consuming a hot beverage will help to raise your internal temperature as well.


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