04 Dec Improved ice at Fairgrounds Annex adds to success of Carolina Thunderbirds
The Winston-Salem Journal reports on REALice:
These days, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex hockey rink is popping.
Sure, it helps that the Carolina Thunderbirds are consistent winners in the Federal Prospects Hockey League and will contend again this season for the championship. The actual viewing of the games has gotten a lot better in the seven years the team has been a tenant of the 3,000-seat arena that is owned by the City of Winston-Salem.
Robert Mulhearn, the manager of the fairgrounds and Bowman Gray Stadium, says there have been a steady stream of improvements.
This season, fans see a cleaner sheet of ice and the lighting is a lot better for games. The city purchased and installed the REALice System that eliminates the need for hot water when resurfacing the ice.