PUBLIC SKATE TO CONCLUDE OUTDOOR HARVEST-PROPERTIES.COM WHALERS HOCKEY FEST ON FEBRUARY 22
Last Event of Historic 13-day Outdoor Hockey Celebration at Rentschler Field
Hartford, CT – Whalers Sports and Entertainment announced today that the historic Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011 will triumphantly conclude with a public skate held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday, February 22.
The public skate will signal the end of nearly two weeks of outdoor hockey action at Rentschler Field in the largest hockey event in Connecticut history.
“We cannot think of a more fitting way to conclude this incredible event than to turn the ice over to the general public,” said Whalers senior vice president of business operations Mark Willand. “Thus far, we have hosted hundreds of hockey players from pee-wees to pros, and now it’s time for the fans to skate. To skate on an NHL-size rink in a beautiful football stadium is truly a unique life experience and we are thrilled that everyone can participate.”
There will be eight separate sessions in which those wishing to skate may participate, each lasting exactly one hour. There will be sessions starting at 10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:15 PM and 5:30 PM. There will also be a separate session, in which only Connecticut Whale season ticket holders and Hockey Fest ticket holders may participate in, from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.
Tickets for the public skate will be available for $10 at the Rentschler Field box office and at the Bushnell box office. Those wishing to participate in any session will have to provide their own skates, as no equipment will be available for rental at the sessions. Sessions have limited availability and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Season ticket holders and Hockey Fest ticket holders are encouraged to RSVP by calling the Whalers Sports and Entertainment offices at 860-728-3366.
The Outdoor Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011 is now underway at Rentschler Field, and the featured event is the Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl this Saturday February 19, which consists of the outdoor AHL game between the Connecticut Whale and the Providence Bruins at 7:00 PM, preceded by a Hartford Whalers legends vs. Boston Bruins legends classic at 4:00 PM. In addition to that, the historic outdoor event features: five premier college games, at least 15 elite high school, junior and prep school games and a “Whale Town”, featuring exhibitors, games and the Whalers Mobile Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the February 19 Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl, which include admission to both the AHL game and the legends game, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com., as well as at the Bushnell box office from Monday through Friday, 12 noon-5:00 PM. Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 and can also be purchased by calling the Connecticut Whale at 860-728-3366. Tickets purchased online can be printed immediately (via Ticketmaster)