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Getting holes put in new hockey arena glass
Chris Machian, Photographer, Assistant
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:53 AM on 03.11.15
->> I am trying to get them to put holes in the glass of a new NCAA hockey arena being built right now.
Does anyone have any recommendations for size/location?
Any NHL team shooters out there want to weigh in?
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Andrew Knapik, Photographer, Assistant
Southgate | MI | USA | Posted: 2:15 PM on 03.11.15
->> Some research and here is what I have found.

For hole size - refer to this thread:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=38792

As far as where to put them - they are usually about 4-6 inches from the bottom of the dasher board in the middle of the pane. I assume that these will be cut into plexiglass, so you will need something to cover the hole when not in use. Also - think about what you will sit on. I typically use a 5 gal paint bucket and put a cover on it or flip it over.

Locations around the rink - I like to shoot from one pane toward the blue line from the goal line (if that makes sense). I also like a hole that is placed at the top of the face off circles in the zone. This hole gives a nice view of the blue line, but also a unique angle into the goal frame.

I hope this helps.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 2:44 PM on 03.11.15
->> Ask to have the holds made oblong horizontally so you can swing the lens left-right to follow action. Round holes limit your field of view to looking straight through it.

And have the hole cut out using a 1/8" router bit following a template. This will result in the inner piece being intact whereupon it can be used as a hinged plug to fill the hole when not in use. Have the hinge on the bottom so the plug drops out and down with the latch on top.

Also, how high is the glass? Can you shoot over it by standing on a step ladder? That will give you an unobstructed view.

Back in the '70s and '80s the glass was only about five feet high. As such we could stand on a short ladder to shoot over it. The main danger wasn't being hit by a puck but of a player running his stick along the top of the glass and slapping you aside the head.
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Chris Machian, Photographer, Assistant
omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 1:00 PM on 10.06.17
->> An update, so the arena is now seriously considering putting the holes in a few years after the place was built.
Any advice on location of the holes that are NHL compliant?
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 7:42 PM on 10.07.17
->> Chris, correct me if wrong, but it sounds like you're trying to get them to cut holes in the glass that's already there? There's no way to do that, it weakens the glass and is a major liability issue. You have to buy the panels with the hole already in, which if I remember correctly from the local arena/team it was $400, they told the photographers if they want them that bad, then they can pass the hat! Maybe it was more, and $400 was just a portion split, not entirely sure, but it didn't happen.
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 9:57 PM on 10.07.17
->> When the Penguins opened their new practice facility I asked the media rep why there weren't shooting ports in the corners. They intend to book lots of scouting tournaments, Pens practice, the odd preseason game, and as much high school business as they can generate.
He looked at me like I was from Venus.
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 11:07 PM on 10.07.17
->> And this just in: The Penguins revised the plexi to include photo ports. Now back to regular programming
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 2:22 PM on 10.08.17
->> How would cutting holes in existing glass weaken it any differently than cutting holes in new glass?
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 2:46 PM on 10.08.17
->> I believe the glass with the holes is made that way from start to finish, it's not cut after the fact. However could be wrong as just going off what was told long time ago, doesn't seem to be much info on the web. Doing it yourself though would void any warranty you got when purchasing it, major liability issue.
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Michael Okoniewski, Photographer
Syracuse | NY | USA | Posted: 9:04 AM on 10.11.17
->> And I was told the same thing at Syracuse. The tempered glass has to be made with the hole in it. You can not cut existing tempered arena glass. And the price I was quoted back in 2010 was $1200 per pane. It didn't happen.
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Randy Sartin, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 11:23 AM on 10.11.17
->> Makes sense if they are real glass, I thought most of them were plexiglass.
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 12:15 PM on 10.11.17
->> Ever seen one shatter? Cutting a hole in anything makes it weaker really, small crack and a slap shot hits it just right it can explode.
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