Pittsburgh 360: Sled Hockey Sensation, Birds of Winter, The Science of Skating & Cool Creations

On this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’re bringing you an episode celebrating winter! First up, Michael Bartley introduces us to a young athlete who has been chosen to play on the Paralympic Hockey Team in Sochi, Russia. Then Tonia Caruso takes us to the ice rink at PPG Place where we’ll find out how the ice is made and cared for all season long. Then we’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of some fascinating winter birds with contributor Doug Oster before we meet the man who created the elaborate ice labyrinth seen at Pittsburgh’s “First Night” celebration.

Pittsburgh 360: Sled Hockey Sensation, Birds of Winter, The Science of Skating & Cool Creations aired on Jan 30, 2014.


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