MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - After months of planning and renovating, the Kraft Hockeyville USA match up between the Buffalo Sabres and the Carolina Hurricanes is just days away.
"We're getting the ice ready to go for the game, all of the final touches, getting the seats ready to go, just a lot of little things that we've got to start running around, finishing up and getting ready for Tuesday," said Andrew MacIver, Parks and Recreation Coordinator for the City of Marquette.
Friday, crews worked to get the logos down on the ice.
Thursday night into Friday morning, the ice was shaved down until it was a half-inch thick.
Marquette officials, NHL officials and volunteers then spent a few hours Friday afternoon positioning logos on the ice and securing them in place.
"We also have Derek King [here] from the NHL," MacIver said. "He's the 'ice guru' assistant to Dan Craig. It's very exciting to have the caliber of profession here for ice installation. When it comes to the NHL game, there's definitely perfection that's involved here. It's great to have them here to help us out and get this rink ready to go."
Crews will be working overnight Friday to build up the ice once the logos are secure.
Organizers will then be able to check one more thing off their final to-do list before the puck drops Tuesday at 7 p.m.