At the US Figure Skating Northwest Regional Championships today the event came to a halt because of birds. There were bird in the arena that were flying down to the ice surface for water. This spooked some low level skaters. The question was what to do. After considerable delay the following took place. The zambonie door was opened, the lights were turned off. This was in hope that the birds would fly to the light outside. It did not work. I do not know where he cam from but a man in the area said he had bagpipes and that birds did not like bagpipe (I agee with the birds). He fired up the pipes and one bird flew out and the other seemed to hide for the rest of the day.
At times I think I have seen it all in skating. A new one for sure