Local News, Sports

Ice Arena filled with concrete for rink floors

The robots did the heavy work, but a 25-member crew from Raffin Construction Co. followed behind to get the concrete slab at the H-F Ice Arena in perfect condition.

The park district is using a new system recommended by American Arena. It layers a heating system covered by sand, then the cooling system is laid on top and covered by sand. That is topped with Styrofoam insulation. Rebar was screwed into the Styrofoam to make certain the cooling pipes didn’t shift when the concrete layer was poured.

The process of filling the H . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



Community Calendar

Sign up (free)

Subscribe to The Latest (daily headlines email)

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

Free weekly newsletter

Subscribe to The Weeks (weekly newsletter)

* indicates required