When a team usually sells vials of melted hockey rink ice, it usually means that the arena that the team called once called home is ready to be demolished. In 2010, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins sold vials of melted hockey rink ice to commemorate the final seasons of play at the Spectrum and the Civic Arena, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting charity. During the summer of 2013, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks decided to do the same thing. However, the United Center, at twenty years of age, won’t be demolished for a LONG time. Here’s the video promoting the “Own The Ice” campaign:
For only $99, you get a vial of official melted 2013 championship ice from the United Center with engraved rubber puck stoppers with an etched signature from Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, a collectible leatherette box with a debossed Blackhawks logo on top, and a letter of authenticity signed by Blackhawks President & CEO John McDonough. A limited number of 2,013 vials are available for purchase, and all proceeds benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities. There is a purchase limit of three vials per customer, and vials will be shipped in December, with delivery before Christmas. FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INGEST THE WATER INSIDE THE VIAL.