Game 1: Five Cool Things
UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 14 -- There was plenty of action going on inside Mohegan Sun Arena Wednesday night and not all of it took place on the court. We wandered the venue and found, well, five cool things:
Connecticut retailers were able to unlock out of a glass display case quite possibly the last Sun Team Bean on the planet.
"We've done very well with them," said a representative, who asked to remain anonymous.
Dippin Dots is exactly what it sounds to be -- ice cream in the form of tiny beads. It starts out as typical ice cream, frozen at 40 degrees below zero and then chipped. It's even stored in special freezers that are colder than typical ones.
It's hot dogs, however, that are the most popular snack at Connecticut games, with the team selling "upwards of one-thousand per game," according to Eli Huard (pictured), the Arena Line Chef at Mohegan Sun Arena who takes charge of the catering for the performers and crew in addition to overseeing all of venue's concession stands.
Jenny can make 20 to 30 different ballon items, including flowers, giraffes and even zebras with invisible stripes. Okay, horses.
Her colleague, Joshua Styles Miner, a.k.a. "Dynamic Domyno," says the pair usually make 250 ballon creations per game for fans.
The East Haven, Conn. Resident was present at Mohegan Sun arena for the All-Star game and vows to make a trip to the big game next season – wherever it may be. She's pulling for San Antonio. We'll see what we can do.
Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern styles of movement, the duo are teachers at dance studio in Dayville.
They certainly like to work together as a team. We caught up with Brittany and Javin handing out posters of the dance team to fans an hour before tip off.