Three local rinks have been named finalists in the "Renovate the Rink" contest, presented by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Pittsburgh Commercial Construction (PittComm).
Based on fan voting that begins on Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. and runs through Friday, Feb. 22, one of the rinks will receive the grand prize -- $100,000 in renovations.
The three finalists are:
- Hess Ice Rink, New Castle
- Kirk S. Nevin Arena, Greensburg
- The Ice Mine, Connellsville
Once voting opens on Friday, fans may check out a brief video about each rink and vote for the one they feel is most deserving at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/renovatetherink.
The Penguins Foundation and PittComm will team up to provide $100,000 in materials and construction management services at the winning rink.
In addition, The Chemours Company, an official partner of the NHL, will recognize all three finalists by providing them with a set of divider boards to assist with their on-ice programming and youth development. Chemours produces Opteon refrigerants, the preferred refrigerant solution of the NHL.
More than 400 entries were received during the submission phase of the contest, and 16 rinks were nominated before the finalists were selected. Rinks in the following counties were eligible: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation thank PittComm for its support of this unique community project.