In the press box behind the Chicago Cubs dugout a computer is setup with the Eye On The Ice software to run 24/7 till the end of the Winter Classic allowing the NHL ice crew to view real-time data.
The transmitters were positioned around the hockey boards and temperature probes were
placed through the temporary gap under the boards while the ice crew began building up the ice.
A temperature probe was placed under the insulation of pipes leading into and away from the hockey rink to provide supply and return temperatures below the ice surface.
The ice crew worked late into the night to build the ice up to 3/4 of an inch thick prior to placing the ice temperature probes on top of the ice surface.
With the ice surface at the ideal thickness the ice crew places the temperature probes onto the ice.
A plywood box was built around the transmitter to protect the antenna from being broken as well as protecting it from the snow.
A sample screenshot taken December 20th of what the ice crew can view from a remote location via uploads to the Internet from the Eye On The Ice Software.