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The proverbial phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” may be perfect for summertime advice, but what about winter? One Blackhawks fan has the perfect answer for those occasions when NHL cities find themselves snowbound: “When life gives you snow, make your team’s hockey logo.”


Robert Greenfield produced a clever time-lapse video of himself carving a larger-than-life Blackhawks logo in the snow on his backyard rink.

Blackhawks logo made in snow

The artist used a hockey stick as his drawing implement and navigated his creation in the already-drawn lines to avoid leaving footprints on Tommy Hawk’s face.


Frederic McLaughlin, the Blackhawks original owner, named the team after his World War I army unit, the 86th Infantry Division “Blackhawk” Division, where he had served in the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion. The battalion’s nickname was inspired by Black Hawk (aka Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak), a notable warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe, who figures prominently in Illinois history.

Blackhawks Logo History

In 1927, the logo for the Blackhawks hockey team was designed by famed ballroom dancer Irene Castle, the owner’s wife. It’s evolved very little since then, getting only a couple of modest nose jobs and color scheme updates over the years.