February 2, 2006
Freezing the Frozen Tundra

Photos by Larry Radloff

The Frozen Tundra Classic hockey game pitting Ohio State against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field – venerable home of the Green Bay Packers – on Feb. 11 is the third hockey game in recent history to be played on such a grand scale. It joins the Michigan-Michigan State "Cold War" in 2001, which attracted a world-record hockey crowd of 74,554 fans to Spartan Stadium, and the NHL's Heritage Classic featuring the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers at Edmonton's McMahon Stadium in 2003 in that exclusive group.

Inside College Hockey's Larry Radloff lives just down the road from Lambeau. He's monitoring the preparations at the stadium in the days leading up to the game.

Other galleries: Feb. 6

Crews install temporary bleachers on the Lambeau Field playing surface.
The plywood base is the first step in putting in an outdoor rink of this magnitude.
Another view of work on the temporary seating. Lambeau Field is expected to hold about 40,000 fans for the Ohio State-Wisconsin game.
A look at Lambeau Field from high above one of the end zones.