Something you may not ever think about while watching a London Knights game is the actual ice they are playing on. Have you ever wondered about the process of installing the ice at Budweiser Gardens? As we prepare for another hockey season we sat down with the Chief Operator and Special Projects Manager at Budweiser Gardens, Dillon Learn, to give you an inside look at everything it takes to get the ice game ready!
The theory that London is a conservative town was put to the test last night. If you were at Budweiser Gardens or in the downtown core, you would have seen some unusual looking characters with white eyes, macabre makeup and fun and dramatic clothing. I was excited to be among them.
Michael Bublé emerges from the back of a neon-lit tiered stage and trips down the stairs past some thirty instrumentalists, evoking a young Dean Martin. He delivers a nostalgic ‘My Funny Valentine,’ flashes a killer smile, and begins to clap. Within eight beats, we are all clapping with him. He slides into ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet,’ and the evening is underway.
Guitar, drums…yeah! To say that the atmosphere downtown was in a state of “Euphoria” last night would be an understatement. On Monday, July 22nd, Budweiser Gardens played host to two hard-rock icons; Tesla and Def Leppard.
Once the ‘Def Leppard Hits Canada’ summer tour was announced, the buzz was electric.
With the London Knights and London Lightning done for the season do you ever wonder what’s going on at Budweiser Gardens during the summer? Surely everyone who works there must take the entire summer off, right?! Think again. Preparing for the season takes a lot of preparation and hard work and the summer is the time when all the planning happens for the upcoming months. This is the time when we confirm most of our shows for the fall, winter and spring and all departments are involved with getting a show on sale.