SPECTRUM CHANGEOVER CREW MEMBERS DURING REMOVAL OF FLYERS 1977-78 SEASON ICE


spectrum changeover crew removes flyers ice

Spectrum changeover crew members pose before a pile of Flyers' Ice that was removed after the final game of the 1976-77 season. Several times a year the Flyers' ice was removed to accommodate special events that required use of the entire arena floor. Horse shows, ice capades and the circus most notably. Front row left: Bill Miller and Perry Campana. Back row: Jimmy Diamond, Bob Diamond, unknown, Bob Fifthian, Mike Kennedy, Al Love, unknown, unknown. © ROGER BARONE 1977

SPECTRUM CHANGEOVER CREW: THE SPECTRUM (May 1977)

In the background, notice the truncated lettering of “Spectrum”  hand-painted in red on the aluminum ramp that was used for loading and unloading trucks in the delivery tunnel.

Lots of items and tools were frequently stolen from the Spectrum, so it was decided to spray paint “Spectrum” on the ramp to prevent its disappearance.

The crew is standing by a pile of ice, holding mops, ice breakers and shovels, the essential tools of the trade. The broken up ice was directed toward a large drain, just behind the crew. The drain was about 15-feet deep and forty- feet wide. In this picture,  the overflow of solid ice is about to be hosed down with hot water to expedite the melting process.

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~ by photosfromphilly on February 25, 2011.

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