Red Wings sell 'melted ice' to commemorate final season at Joe Louis Arena
Vials sell for $85 U.S. with proceeds going to the Detroit Red Wings Foundation
The Detroit Red Wings are offering fans an opportunity to own a piece of the legendary Joe Louis Arena — in the form of fancy vials of melted rink-water.
For $85 dollars U.S., shipping included, fans get melted ice their hockey heroes skated on in a commemorative "Farewell Season at The Joe" container sitting inside a shadowbox. The box also comes with a framed photo of the farewell ceremony that followed the Wings' final game at the arena.
Supplies are limited with only 3,000 vials available.
"Celebrating the 38-year home of the Detroit Red Wings, these commemorative ice vials serve as a wonderful keepsake capturing the essence of The Joe's electrifying farewell," wrote director of community relations and Detroit Red Wings Foundation Kevin Brown in a media release.
Proceeds from the vials will go to the foundation, a non-profit organization that supports initiatives that "contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey."
The Red Wings will play their next season in the newly-built Little Caesars Arena.