Hersheypark Stadium is Ready for the 2018 AHL Outdoor Classic (Time-Lapse Video)

Photos: Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears are taking it outdoors for the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic, set for this Friday Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. With the game now just five days away, Hershey Park Stadium is starting to look a lot like hockey. 

On Monday the Bears released a time-lapse video of the rink construction. The timelapse contains footage from Jan. 2 through today, Jan. 15. (Video by Great Save Productions).

The rink construction started the first week of January. Project manager Jim Hartnett of EIS Rinks is assisting with the build, as he did during the 2013 Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic in Hershey.

The 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic marks just the second time the Bears have hosted an outdoor game. The Bears will be playing the game of hockey in its purest form, skating on a frozen pond, under the night sky as they battle the elements to host rival Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, Jan. 20. The festivities start the night before on Friday, Jan. 19 as part of a jam-packed weekend.

You can get your tickets right here.

You can read our comprehensive guide to all of the events and activities scheduled for this weekend right here. See you this weekend!

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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