Before the Chicago Blackhawks could get underway with training camp, there was one important task that had to be completed: the United Center's ice had to get ready.
And not just made, either; it needs blue lines, red lines, faceoff dots - everything you can think of.
And, of course, the logo at center ice. Without that, what's the point? This is where Blackhawks hockey is played; it needs to be on full display.
Well, training camp has started, and the United Center's ice has been restored to its full glory. Not just by anybody, though - Trevor van Riemsdyk had a helping hand in bringing it back to life.
There's nothing wrong with being asked to simply paint between the lines - after all, it's a crucial job, too! And a time-consuming one, as van Riemsdyk learned through his temporary profession of the day.
A fine one, as the ice looks perfect once again.