Generally speaking, it gets a bit chilly in downtown Los Angeles, but almost never below freezing. But that's not going to stop the new ownership of the Dodgers from attempting to bring the NHL's "Winter Classic" to the city of sun and fun.

Stan Kasten, new president of the Dodgers, says he will look into the idea of the Kings playing hockey's showcase game at Dodger Stadium. Keep in mind that snowfall in LA is as rare as back-to-back sunny January days in Seattle.

The former NHL Atlanta Thrashers president tells the LA Times that new devices available today would keep the ice frozen and thus usable for an outdoor NHL game on a warm January day.

Starting in 2008, the Winter Classic has been played in wintry wonderlands such as outside Buffalo (Ralph Wilson Stadium), Chicago (Wrigley Field), Boston (Fenway Park), Pittsburgh (Heinz Field) and Philadelphia (Citizens Bank Park). The 2013 game will be played between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It's been over 50 years since downtown Los Angeles got a dusting of the white stuff, that would be January 22, 1962, when a brutal arctic winter storm delivered less that 0.5 inches of snow to the LA Civic Center.

In the 90 years the National Weather Service has been keeping records, Downtown Los Angeles has been hit with trace amounts of snow just 10 times.

It's a long shot, with Kasten skeptical that the NHL would even sign off on the plan to have a game in a warm weather city. But Dodgers' owner Mark Walter is much more optimistic. "They put a man on the moon, they can make it work," Walter said.

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