Workers from the traveling production company Dancing on Ice began Friday transforming the main stage at Chandler Center for the Arts into a temporary ice rink. An aluminum platform supports about 1,200 gallons of water, which freezes into a layer of ice 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches thick thanks to recirculated coolant passing through the aluminum. The roughly 40-foot-by-60-foot surface takes about 18 hours to freeze and serves as a stage for the Dancing on Ice show, where skaters will perform three acts of choreographed dance numbers.
>> See “Dancing on Ice” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. $48-$58. (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.