"I felt we made a mistake in building a baseball field. I thought that should have been the ice skating rink, because I think hockey in this state right now, not just hockey, but ice skating, if you come up to our office building at 6:00 in the morning, some mornings you can't get a parking spot because parents have taken their kids up here to skate...I think hockey will be a great addition to our intercollegiate program. [The Pegula gift] is a great, great gift. And I think very far-sighted and I'm really pleased with it." - Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PIA Construction: March 27, 2012

Second in a series tracking Pegula Ice Arena construction every few weeks (February 7, 2012).

Today's goodness comes to us courtesy of the official men's hockey Twitter, which deemed it appropriate to toss a bone to those of us who don't live on or near campus.

So what's new? Well, since last time and thanks to a bunch of blasting and excavation, they've successfully caved a parking lot and will now begin to put up paradise (that was bad, sorry). Expect to see distinct signs of said paradise sooner than you might think.
...portions of the steel structure could start going up as early as Blue-White weekend this spring.
Blue-White weekend, by the way, begins April 20th. PSU brass has a ceremony planned for that date - can't really call it a groundbreaking ceremony, can you? - so expect the next installment then.

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