Grand Prize Winner to be Awarded $150,000 in Arena Upgrades and Opportunity to Host an NHL® Pre-Season Game Broadcast on NBC Sports Network
The Kraft Heinz search for America’s most passionate hockey community – in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®), National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), NBC Sports Group and USA Hockey–led to almost 1,300 local rink nominations across the United States, accounting for nearly 73 percent of rinks nationwide, according to USA Hockey data. The nominations now narrowed down to ten finalists, with the Rochester community and Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex advancing to the top ten.
The first of three rounds of voting to determine the Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017 winner will begin on April 11th. You can vote online at www.krafthockeyville.com., via text and via Twitter.
“It is an honor that our community has been recognized as one of the top ten hockey communities in the U.S., with the Iceplex being the epicenter of hockey,” said Chris Woodworth, General Manager of Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex.
HOW TO VOTE FOR THE ICEPLEX
This is our opportunity to tell the hockey world something that we already know-that Rochester N.Y. is the most passionate hockey community in the United States.
Other communities will rally to win this coveted honor, and we need everyone’s help doing the same, through maximizing their votes, and by spreading the word.
Methods to vote are listed below, and between each method, one person can vote a total of 101 times per day!
The voting schedule is as follows:
Round 1 (April 11-13) – Top four communities chosen to move on to the next round; remaining six each receive $10,000 toward arena upgrades. Round 2 (April 18-19) – Top two finalists selected; remaining two each receive $25,000 toward arena upgrades. Round 3 (April 24-25) – One community will emerge as “Kraft Hockeyville™ USA” 2017; runner-up will receive $75,000 toward arena upgrades.