For Immediate Release
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Springdale, AR (September 10, 2013) – Hockey fans, University of Arkansas supporters, and anyone who knows the joy of the ice rink are invited to come to The Jones Center to support the Razorback Hockey team during its opening weekend of September 13. While showing their support, fans will be welcomed into an ice rink that is showcasing a new sheet of ice.
“We are offering all fans who buy hockey tickets dated September 13 or 14 the opportunity to exchange their pass for free skating during a public skating session at The Jones Center,” explains The Jones Center Director of Recreation, Michael Kirk. “We think this is a great chance to support the Razorback Hockey club while encouraging their fans to come back and skate on the new ice after the hockey game is over.”
Kirk continues, “The fact that The Jones Center has new ice is significant because this is an event that happens only twice during a ten year span. During this week-long process we were able to add the current Jones Center logo in addition to the logos of our major sponsors, Wal-Mart and Tyson.”
“We are excited to start our season on a brand new sheet of ice at The Jones Center,” says Brian Gallini, Head Coach of The University of Arkansas Hockey Club, which is affiliated with the department of University Recreation. “This is the fifth year that Razorback hockey has played and practiced at The Jones Center and we see this as an excellent opportunity to team up with the Center to thank our fans for their support.”
The price for general admission is $8, standing room only tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free. Students who show their University of Arkansas ID will be admitted to the student section for $3. Tickets can only be purchased at the game and the only form of payment accepted is checks or cash. Both the Friday and Saturday games start at 7:30pm at The Jones Center for Families at 922 East Emma in Springdale.
Public skate times can be found at http://thejonescenter.net/ice-arena/