So the other night I was playing in my weekly hockey league at Chelsea Piers when suddenly, rink management came running out and summoned the refs over to talk. After a short heated conversation, we all saw the one ref turn around and mouth the words "Oh, Fuck!". So, that was alarming.
He then blew his whistle and told us all, "Game's Over! Everyone off the ice, now!". We thought he was kidding at first, then I thought maybe there's a bomb threat, then I thought why the hell would someone bomb Chelsea Piers?!
We quickly learned through the grapevine that the pier was apparently collapsing, news learned when a diver doing a normal weekly inspection saw a bunch of broken pilings under water. So, naturally, I fought my way out of paying parking ($12), which actually was a fight. I had to convince the attendant that the frigging pier was collapsing and I'm not going to pay. Now, the story is in the news. From the New York Post:
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Two hockey rinks at Chelsea Piers have been shut down because a section of wood pilings the building sits on were damaged after a boat rammed into it, officials said yesterday.
Players were abruptly ordered to leave Sky Rink at Pier 61 along the Hudson River on Wednesday at 10 p.m. after construction workers decided there were too many men on the ice while they worked.