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Red Wings launch open skate program at Joe Louis Arena

From the Red Wings' PR department:

WINGS LAUNCH OPEN SKATE PROGRAM AS PART OF ONGOING ‘HOCKEYTOWN THANKS’ INITIATIVE

… Fans Able To Hit The Ice At JLA During Lunchtime/Evening Sessions Next Week;

Admission Is Free While Discounted Concessions Items Will Be Available …

Detroit, MI… The Red Wings today announced a new open skate program at Joe Louis Arena that will afford local hockey enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of skating in the same rink as the 11-time Stanley Cup champs.

Four, one-hour sessions will be held on each of the below dates. Mandatory pre-registration for all 12 skating sessions is now open at DetroitRedWings.com/OpenSkate and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission and parking to all sessions is free of charge.

HOCKEYTOWN THANKS OPEN SKATE DATES AND TIMES:

Monday - Wednesday, September 24–26, 11:00 a.m.–Noon; Noon–1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; and 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Complimentary parking will be available at Joe Louis Arena’s Riverfront Lot during all 12 sessions. Fans are asked to bring their own skates and permitted to bring their own food which can be consumed on the JLA concourse. Limited food service will be available at select arena concession stands, including special $1 hot dogs/popcorn/sodas. Arena doors will open thirty (30) minutes prior to each session. Hockey sticks and pucks will not be permitted on the ice surface during any of the skating sessions.

ABOUT HOCKEYTOWN THANKS

As part of their ongoing commitment to fostering the best overall fan experience in pro sports, the Detroit Red Wings periodically ‘thank’ their passionate supporters by producing unique experiences and engaging events for citizens of Hockeytown to enjoy. Information on all of the Red Wings’ latest activities, including Hockeytown Thanks programs, can be obtained by following the club on Facebook or Twitter, subscribing to the team’s official e-newsletter at detroitredwings.com or by texting ‘WINGS’ to 21732.

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Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

I think they should let beer league hockey teams play in the Joe on the nights the Wings would have been there. Open it up like a regular game.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 09/20/12 at 02:24 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Also, I love what you’ve done with the banner. wink

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 09/20/12 at 02:24 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Limited food service will be available at select arena concession stands, including special $1 hot dogs/popcorn/sodas.

Larry Murphy will be there.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/20/12 at 02:56 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

I think it’s great that they are doing this, both for the fans and for the arena employees.

And I agree with Jennemy about the banner.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 09/20/12 at 03:14 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

We All Bleed Red, the resident Wings YouTube genius, called in a favor to help me change the banner. I had to do it.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/20/12 at 04:12 PM ET

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