The NHL is in the process of converting the home of the Super Bowl LII Champions into the stage for the Battle of the Keystone State. When I got to the Linc on Wednesday afternoon, I didn’t expect much – after all, the league’s crew only arrived on Monday. What we found was a stunning display of human ingenuity.

In about two days of working in frigid conditions – including a snow and ice storm – workers had not only laid out the base covering that protects the field underneath, but also established the eventual site of the rink itself.

Video and updates after the jump:

Maybe I’m weird. I’ve always found those time-lapse videos from inside Wells Fargo Center of the conversion from the Flyers’ rink to the Sixers’ court absolutely fascinating. It’s incredible watching something like this being constructed at the scale this project is in the awful conditions the crew’s dealt with all week.

We did get an update from the NHL’s Executive Vice President Dean Matsuzaki:

We’ll be doing more coverage ahead of the Stadium Series game including an exclusive interview with Flyers’ coach Scott Gordon for the next episode of Snow The Goalie!

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