Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period against Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at United Center on June 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The phrase “what do you get for the (insert team name here) fan who has everything” is one of the most clichéd in the sports world, but it is actually the perfect choice of words for the latest piece of memorabilia offered by the Chicago Blackhawks.
That’s because the team is actually selling small vials containing pieces of the ice used at the United Center during the team’s 2013 Stanley Cup championship run:
“At the end of the season, the crew at the United Center goes about their job of melting and removing the home ice from the floor.
“It’s a moment that passes with little fanfare or recognition. All the amazing moments that took place on that ice literally go down the drain. This year, we decided to do something different. We were on-hand for the ice removal to document the occasion and save a few precious pieces of that magical home ice.”
The vials will be sold for an as-yet-unannounced amount, and all the money raised will go to Chicago Blackhawks Charities. If you are interested in learning more information about purchasing a piece of the ice, you can visit this link and sign up for an email alert.
In the meantime, here is the video that the team showed at their annual Blackhawks Convention announcing the venture: