First Night Rochester, the area's largest family friendly New Years Eve Party, takes place at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex on December 31st from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
The 2018 event features many new activities, all designed for families to enjoy the New Years Eve in a memorable, safe environment.
Multiple ice skating rinks with various themes, a turf party zone with numerous bounce houses, hourly countdowns, prizes, giveaways and other fun activities.
On-site entertainment will be provided by DJ Brian of Party Productions.
Food and beverage are available on site at the full service Bill Gray's Restaurant and Tap Room located inside the Iceplex, with overlooking views of the party zone.
A $185.00 Stay & Play package is available which includes admission to the event for up to six people, and a suite style room at the Residence Inn Rochester. This value packed package includes early check in on 12/31, late check out on 1/1, access to their indoor pool and a short trip to the Iceplex.
Adult Admission: $15.00
Youth Admission (12 & Under): $10.00
Skate Rentals: $4.00
Tickets are available for purchase online on the event website at www.firstnightrochester.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the event at the front desk at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.
Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex announced today that it will act as host to three exhibition games for the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
The games will feature four of the eight teams that will be competing in the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship tournament, which takes place in Buffalo N.Y. from December 26th to January 5th. Teams are comprised of the best players in the World, all ages 20 and under.
Each of the three games will take place in Lattimore Arena at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, and general admission tickets are $5.00 per ticket.
The exhibition game schedule is as follows:
• December 18th at 7:00pm: Sweden vs Denmark
• December 20th at 7:00pm: Russia vs Denmark
• December 23rd at 4:00pm: Russia vs Slovakia
Online ticketing is available for all games through the Iceplex website, and tickets will also be available for purchase at the door on each game day.
The top two players for the 2018 NHL draft may be playing during these games held in Rochester. Sweden, likely to feature defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who is the clear favorite to be chosen first overall in the draft in June. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov is projected to be the second overall selection at the NHL draft.
In addition to these exhibition games, the teams from Russia, Slovakia and Denmark will all host their pre-event team camps at the Iceplex from December 16th until December 24th, prior to departing for the tournament in Buffalo.
For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance of the games, visit www.billgraysiceplex.com.
Over 1,300 ice hockey players and family members will come together this weekend for the Bracket Madness tournament. The event, which is put on by SuperSeries AAA, will take place at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and runs November 17th through the 19th.
In total, 32 youth hockey teams will compete, of which 31 teams traveled in from all over North America. The event runs in a bracket style format, and hosts teams that are solely comprised of players from the 2004 birth year.
The 32 out of town teams equates to roughly 1,250 out of town guests that will reside in local hotels, dine in local restaurants and shop in local stores over a three day period. Based on the National Association of Sports Commissions Economic Impact Assumptions, this event will have an economic impact on the local community in the range of $315,000 and $515,000.
For more information on the event and to view the full game schedule, visit www.superseriesaaa.com.
Over 1,200 ice hockey players and family members will come together this weekend for the Empire State Showdown tournament. The event, which is put on by MyHockey Tournaments, will take place at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and runs October 20th through October 22nd.
In total, 32 youth hockey teams will compete, of which 24 teams traveled in from all over North America. This event attracts U.S. teams from NY, MI, PA and AZ, as well as 12 Canadian teams from the Province of Ontario.
The 24 out of town teams equates to roughly 750 out of town guests that will reside in local hotels, dine in local restaurants and shop in local stores over a three day period. Based on the National Association of Sports Commissions Economic Impact Assumptions, this event will have an economic impact on the local community in the range of $220,000 and $420,000.
For more information on the event and to view the full game schedule, visit www.myhockeytournaments.com.
The 2017-18 tournament season at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex kicks off this weekend as Legacy Global Sports hosts its ROC City Preseason event. The ice hockey tournament takes place at the Iceplex from September 8th through the 10th.
This year’s tournament season is slated to be the busiest in the history of the Iceplex, which opened in 1998, with over 25 tournaments taking place. The Iceplex’s geographical proximity to the Northeast United States and Canada, the Rochester communities large number of hotels, restaurants and activities, and the world class amenities at the Iceplex make it a top destination for large scale ice hockey tournaments.
This weekend’s event, which is run by Portsmouth, New Hampshire based Legacy Global Sports, consists of 24 participating teams, which equates to over 1,500 athletes and visiting guests. Based on the National Association of Sports Commissions Economic Impact Assumptions, this event will have an economic impact on the local community in the range of $220,000 and $320,000.
For more information on Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, visit www.billgraysiceplex.comwww.billgraysiceplex.com.
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