BILL GRAY’S REGIONAL ICEPLEX CONTINUES TO DRIVE SPORTS TOURISM, HOSTING ‘ROCHESTER FALL CLASSIC’ YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND
ROCHESTER, NY: This weekend, over 1,000 ice hockey players and family members will converge on Rochester for the Rochester Fall Classic, organized by MYHockey Tournaments— one of the largest youth hockey tournament organizers in North America.
In total, 29 teams will compete in the three-day event that is being hosted at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. Participating teams will be representing CT, MD, NJ, NY, OH, ON, PA and VA.
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the event will generate $438,571 in direct visitor spending, $317,108 in indirect spending, for a total economic impact of $755,679.
The Rochester Fall Classic is the second tournament in the Iceplex’s hockey tournament season, which features 20 large-scale events occurring through June of 2023. In all, an estimated 1,000 hockey teams will participate in these events.
“The Greater Rochester Area continues to see growth in the sports tourism industry, and we are thrilled to continue bringing in large scale sporting events to our area,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of the Iceplex. “Out of town guests stay in our hotels, they eat at our restaurants, and fill our many shopping and entertainment destinations. What truly sets us apart from competing host venues, is a community that wholeheartedly embraces sports tourism, welcoming all visitors with open arms, providing them an experience that is second to none.”
Dates & Times
Friday, October 7th: 2:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 9th: 8:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, October 10th: 7:00am to 3:30pm
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
2700 Brighton Henrietta TL RD
Rochester, NY 14623
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ABOUT BILL GRAY’S REGIONAL ICEPLEX
Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 176,000 square foot multi-use sports facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College. It features four NHL-sized ice rinks, one 2,000-seat arena. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex serves 1.7 million visitors annually, driving over $20 million dollars of economic impact to Monroe County. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623.