• Blackhawks to Offer Fans Chance to "Own the Ice"

    Jul 31, 2013 1:41 PM by Allison

    Stanley Cup Champions

    Hockey is a sport of tradition, and the coveted 34.5 pound Stanley Cup trophy stands tall as one of the most iconic in all of sports. In 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks prevailed on the Boston Bruins’ home ice in Game 6, and now, they’re letting fans have a chance to own a piece of history—a vial of melted ice from the United Center.

    As outlined in the promo video below, the historic ice has been through a lot during one of the most memorable seasons in recent history. In addition to having the chance to own a unique keepsake, the Chicago Blackhawks organization also announced that it will be donating all of the proceeds of the ice sales to charity.

    The Blackhawks aren’t the first to sell a piece of home ice, as many outlets were quick to note that the Pittsburgh Penguins sold Igloo ice upon moving to a new venue, while the Philadelphia Flyers did the same prior to moving new digs.

    While the Stanley Cup may not have been hoisted on Chicago’s home ice, it has certainly made its way around the city (and the rest of the nation) since the Blackhawks secured it in June, keeping intact one of hockey’s finest traditions.

    Over the years, there’s been virtually no limit to the places players have brought the Stanley Cup. Among the many oddities listed on Wikipedia are that the Cup has been on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood, used during a baptism, hoisted atop a castle in Slovenia, and has appeared in episodes of “Guiding Light,” “Boston Legal,” “30 Rock,” and “Chicago Fire.” The Cup has also made primetime appearances on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

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    With the regular schedule already in place, fans can begin making plans now for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL season.