OZARKS, Mo. - For the third year, the east rink at Mediacom Ice Park has been painted pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.
A crew of about 15 began the process of painting the ice late Tuesday night and worked into early Wednesday morning.
The overnight process included shaving 3/4 of an inch of ice from the rink, then hand-misting a special paint onto the remaining ice. Once dry, the painted ice is misted with water for a protective coating before the rink is flooded to rebuild the top 3/4 of an inch.
The Missouri State Ice Bears also will appear in pink jerseys that will be auctioned off after they play Friday and Saturday nights. The proceeds from the auction will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.