It was a sunny, cool January morning, and a truck inched its way up Jerome Avenue in the Bronx — far from a rare occurrence.

However, this wasn’t just any truck — it was a 53-foot trailer that contained the equipment necessary to construct an ice rink on the Yankee Stadium field for the NHL’s Stadium Series.

“Hopefully, we’ll be making ice by the 18th,” said NHL official Mike Craig, who will be overseeing the transformation. “Within a few days, we should be ready to go.”

The Stadium Series, the first NHL games ever played at Yankee Stadium, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26, when the Rangers take on the Devils, and again on Wednesday, Jan. 29, when the Rangers meet the Islanders.

Rangers winger Carl Hagelin says that there won’t be much of an adjustment from playing indoors to going outdoors.

“It’s just like any other game,” Hagelin said Wednesday at the Stadium. “The puck gets a little bit colder, so it bounces around a little bit more, but other than that, you play on your adrenaline and usually you can skate a lot more because it’s fresh air.”

The two-game Stadium Series will be the third and the fourth outdoor NHL games this season, following the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. on New Year’s Day and a Jan. 25 game at Dodger Stadium between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

Craig was in charge of the logistics for the Winter Classic, and had nothing but positive things to say about the holiday showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

“The Big House, the rink, everything went really well,” he recalled. “We thought the ice was fantastic. Everybody got what they wanted with some snow — might have been a bit too much snow — but I think everything worked out really well there.”

The Winter Classic was played at the University of Michigan’s football stadium, which at present capacity can hold 109,901 people.