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Ice removed from Nassau Coliseum for final time

Ice painter John Cirola and Zamboni drivers Thomas Walters and Kevin Capobianco participate in one final "ice out" at Nassau Coliseum, where employees of the arena break apart and melt the rink's ice. May 5, 2015. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware and Bobby Cassidy)

Union workers removed the ice from Nassau Coliseum for the final time Tuesday after the Islanders were eliminated from the playoffs by the Capitals on April 27.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers work to clear the melting ice
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers work to clear the melting ice as it is removed for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they prepare to remove the ice for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they prepare to remove the ice for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they prepare to remove the ice for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they prepare to remove the ice for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Union workers dismantle the ice rink as they prepare to remove the ice for the final time at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the
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A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the removal of the rink on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the removal of the rink Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A general view of Nassau Coliseum before the removal of the rink on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Buckets are filled with Coliseum ice upon the
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

Buckets are filled with Coliseum ice upon the removal of the rink from the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

An arena worker uses a hockey stick to
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

An arena worker uses a hockey stick to help remove ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Arena workers remove the rink and ice from
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

Arena workers remove the rink and ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

The ice shows the effects of a payloader's
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

The ice shows the effects of a payloader's work at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Arena workers remove the rink and ice from
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

Arena workers remove the rink and ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A closeup of arena workers' tools used to
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A closeup of arena workers' tools used to help remove the ice and the rink from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A payloader removes the ice from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

An arena worker picks out tools to assist
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

An arena worker picks out tools to assist in the ice removal from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A closeup of a broken stick promoting the
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A closeup of a broken stick promoting the Lighthouse Project used to help workers clear the ice surface from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A closeup of arena workers tools used to
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A closeup of arena workers tools used to help remove the ice and the rink from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

A closeup of arena workers' tools used to
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

A closeup of arena workers' tools used to help remove the ice and the rink from Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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