Mario Cart gets the arena treatment.

The Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL’s Eastern Conference have reminded us that Nintendo’s Mario Kart is one of the best video games ever. During last week’s game at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, the Bolts projected a game of Mario Kart onto the gigantic sheet of ice in between periods of the hockey game. Sportswriter Seth Rorabaugh managed to capture the incident and posted it on his Twitter account.


While the Mario Kart game didn’t help the home team in their main cause (winning), it was a highlight of their high-level of creativity, which was different from the normal assortments of flames and fire-breathing dragons that are normally projected onto the NHL’s playing surfaces.

We all know that the Stanley Cup Playoffs are great, but we’d probably pay to just watch 60 minutes of this cool and colossal Mario Kart game.