Over 1,200 ice hockey players and family members will come together this weekend for the October Madness tournament. The event, which is put on by SuperSeries AAA Hockey, will take place at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and runs October 28th through October 30th.
This is the first of two events taking place in Rochester this Winter by the events company based out of Livingston, New Jersey.
In total, 32 youth hockey teams will compete, of which 30 teams traveled in from all over North America. This event attracts U.S. teams from NY, PA, MI, CT, TX, MA, NJ, RI, IL, CO, AL, TN and MD, as well as Canadian teams from the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The 30 out of town teams equates to roughly 1,130 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 $320,000 and $520,000.
For more information on the event and to view the full game schedule, visit www.superseriesaaa.com.
ROCHESTER, NY -- Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, the area’s largest driver of sports related economic impact, will take a major step toward energy sustainability with a full overhaul of their lighting system. They will be installing state of the art intelligent lighting systems produced by Noribachi and Encelium.
In partnership with Jacomb Lighting (Pittsford, NY), installation will begin immediately and is scheduled to be completed by December 15th. This lighting initiative is part of a multi-phase improvement plan that has been underway at the sports facility since April of 2013.
“Our team is committed to providing a world class experience to the more than 1.6 million people that visit our facility each calendar year,” said Chris Woodworth, General Manager of Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. “This state of the art lighting technology will not only significantly lessen our imprint on the environment, but will also drastically improve our customer’s experience.”
“JACOMB Lighting is honored and excited to be working with the team at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex on their LED "Green Lighting and Controls" energy and carbon footprint reduction project,” said Bill Gauthier, Owner of JACOMB Lighting. “This project will allow them the increase light levels significantly while reducing their lighting energy consumption by over 50% throughout their facility.”
The project by the numbers:
About JACOMB Lighting
JACOMB Lighting are Western New York’s green lighting specialists, providing a wide range of services, including audits, lighting design, project financing and incentive services. In addition, JACOMB sells a wide assortment of lighting products, and intelligent lighting systems. For more information, visit www.jacomb.net.
About Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex
Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 170,000 square foot, multi-sport facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College. It is home to 4 NHL-sized ice rinks, a Bill Gray’s Restaurant and Tap Room, Abbott's Frozen Custard, Coffee Etc. Gourmet Coffee Shop, Iceplex Concessions, Locker Room Sports Retail Hockey Store, Legacy Global Sports Tournament Events, Parisi Speed School, NewEdge Hockey Training Company. It is also the training facility for the Rochester Americans AHL Hockey and home to Nazareth NCAA Men's Ice Hockey, Rochester Youth Hockey, Rochester Rebels Junior Hockey, Rochester Red Wings Youth Hockey, Selects Hockey Academy for Girls at Bishop Kearney, Spencerport High School Hockey, ROC City Roller Derby, Rochester Ice Cats Hockey, Iceplex Adult Hockey League, Iceplex Broomball League, and numerous other organizations.
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex announced plans today to host one of their popular www.billgraysiceplex.com/tryhockeyforfree.htmlTry Hockey For Free events on November 12th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The event takes place at their 170,000 square foot multi-sport facility, which is located on the Monroe Community College campus.
The Iceplex runs multiple Try Hockey For Free events throughout the calendar year. These events are designed for children ages 5 to 9 to try ice hockey at no cost and in a positive environment focused on fun.
Participants are provided full equipment and skates at no cost and take to the ice for jam packed, memorable experience. On ice instruction is provided by the Iceplex Hockey staff, along with volunteer coaches and players from the local area.
A free post event pizza party will be hosted for all participants.
No skating or hockey experience is required, however re-registration is required for all participants as space is limited.
For full event information or to sign up a participant, visit the event website by clicking here/tryhockeyforfree.html, or contact Tyler Fess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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