NATION’S LARGEST GIRLS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT DRAWS THOUSANDS OF VISITORS TO ROCHESTER THIS WEEKEND
Rochester, NY - More than 5,000 attendees and athletes will visit Rochester this weekend at local hockey facilities across the county, including—Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. Rochester will play host to Premier Ice Prospects Roc City Girls Fest (November 4-6), featuring 12 divisions and 126 teams.
Premier Ice Prospects, in collaboration with NewEdge Hockey Development Academy and Pure Hockey, will be hosting the Pure Hockey Skills Competition on Thursday 11/3 from 5:30pm-8:30pm for all Roc City Girls Fest participants. Each player will be able to test their skills in various categories such as: speed, agility, and shooting.
“We are thrilled to continue hosting this event in the Rochester area year after year,” said Brian Oliver, Tournament Director for Roc City Girls Fest. “Rochester’s hockey community has a long history and has become a hotbed for girls hockey in North America, fitting our vision of showcasing girls hockey on the national stage.”
“Sports tourism and events like the Roc City Girls Fest play an important role in the vitality of the tourism and hospitality industry in Monroe County” said Don Jeffries, President & CEO, Visit Rochester. “Visitors to Rochester, for sports tournaments and events, will stay in local hotels, dine in our restaurants and spend their free time at area attractions. We’re thrilled to welcome athletes and spectators to Rochester for this event.”
“Participation of girls in ice hockey has grown significantly in recent years, and Rochester has become the hot bed of girls hockey in the United States, and Premier Ice Prospects has played an integral role in each of these cases,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. “We thank the entire Premier team for their dedication to supporting the female athlete, and for selecting Rochester as the host community for what has become the most storied event in the world of girls ice hockey.”
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the ROC City Girls Fest will generate $2,026,915 in direct visitor spending and $1,365,627 in indirect spending, for a total economic impact of $3,392,542.
Premier Ice Prospects ROC City Girls Fest
When: November 4-6
Where: Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Lakeshore Hockey and Sports Center, Rochester Ice Center, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, Tuttle North Ice Arena, Webster Ice Arena, Genesee Valley Sports Complex, Gene Polisseni Center, Scottsville Ice Arena, Paul Louis Arena
Media Contact: Paul Maciejewski, Paul@premiericeprospects.com
Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
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 over 1.7 million visitors annually. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623.
ABOUT PREMIER ICE PROSPECTS
Premier Ice Prospects was created with a passion and focus to provide female players the MOST Premier experiences and exposure opportunities. Director of Girls' Hockey, Kathy Pippy and her team have worked with hundreds of NCAA D1 and US & Canadian National team players over the past 15 years. Their passionate leadership, along with the best relationships in the game, will continue to guide the current and future prospects to the next level.
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