Using recycled water to create ice is just the latest in water-saving efforts at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

When is the last time it rained in Southern California? Richard Vartigian, director of Operations at Citizens Business Bank Arena, said he doesn’t remember more than a few drops here and there.

Yet, at least 72 times per year, his arena uses thousands of gallons of water to create an ice surface for its ECHL (an equivalent league to Double-A in basebal...

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