Scott Hamilton's Stars on Ice opened in Alfond Arena in 1986. Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the arena in 1994. It takes two hours to make the transition from basketball to hockey, and about 2½ from hockey to basketball. New, energy-efficient lighting was installed in late 2006 because of previous power outages and too much electricity consumption. A new basketball floor was purchased in late 2009 to replace the original floor first used in 1992. A $4.8 million renovation project began in May 2011. The renovation will included a new ice system along with dehumidifier equipment, new dasher boards and glass, and new lower level seating.