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NHL Draft Youth Hockey Events

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

In celebration of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins are announcing two temporary rinks available to the public. The Penguins will be kicking off the NHL Draft festivities with a Dek Hockey rink on the Clemente Bridge, followed by a synthetic rink in the AE Plaza of Consol Energy Center.

Clemente Bridge Rink:

On Wednesday June 20th, the Pittsburgh Penguins are constructing a Dek Hockey rink on the Clemente Bridge! Featuring Pittsburgh ICE Players and a few of the projected top picks of this seasons NHL Draft, this rink offers Pittsburgh ICE players a once in a lifetime experience. Stop by at the times listed below to cheer on Pittsburgh ICE and meet the NHL stars of tomorrow:

•2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh ICE Open Play

•3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh ICE & NHL Draft top picks open play

•*Times are subject to change

AE Plaza Synthetic Ice Rink:

June 22nd & 23rd a 40’ x 60’ sheet of synthetic ice will be located outside the AE Gate of the CONSOL Energy Center. Equipped with dasher boards and protective netting, this rink will provide a great opportunity to experience what synthetic ice has to offer! Admission & Skate rental is free. For more information on the Synthetic Ice surface that is being used please contact Bob Gierl of Bare Bones, Inc. at (412)855.2666 or visit their website

•June 21- Demos available to the public

•June 22- (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Public Skating, (5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.) Mite Hockey Game

•June 23- (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Public Skating

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