Abandoned scores, #1
The long abandoned score board that hung above centre ice at the Ice House hockey rink here in London, Ontario. Built in 1964, the building was known as the London Gardens for thirty years until it was re-branded as The Ice House by new owners in 1994. In it's time, the building played host to KISS three times, Van Halen, AC/DC, and Johnny Cash (and was where he proposed to June). For 15 mins in 1965, the Rolling Stones played too -before a riot broke out and the police canceled the rest of the show.
Abandoned scores, #2
Most notably, The Ice House/London Gardens was the home to the London Knights Ontario Hockey Association team for about 37 years up to the point that their new home in downtown London - at the John Labatt Centre, was completed in 2002.
The last score board to be used there (there were no LEDs and circuit boards in 1964) now sits alone in a partially fenced in area behind the building. I wonder how many goals, penalties, and periods the sign tracked before it went dark one last time?
Abandoned Scores, #3
The only action it follows now are the glacial races of it's mollusk inhabitants. Proof that slow and steady wins in the end after all.
Mike Wood Photography