1st Annual Gopher Hockey Skate With The Greats
On the evening of Thursday, January 9, 2014 Gopher fans will have the chance to skate on the Hockey City Classic outdoor ice at TCF Bank Stadium with a variety of Minnesota Hockey greats at the first ever "Skate With The Greats" charity event. Pro-ceeds from the event will benefit the Unlimited Dance Marathon and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
General admission tickets will include a 30-minute skate session on the outdoor ice and gain access to the Dairy Queen Club Room. There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets will include access to the Premium Indoor Club. Fans attending the event will have a complimentary designated skate session. All participants are encouraged to bring their own skates, however there will also be a complimentary skate rental available.
MINNESOTA GREATS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Scott Bell, Scott Bjugstad, Jim Boo, Aaron Broten, Paul Broten, Bill Butters, Tom Chorske, Ben Hankinson, Adam Hauser, Dave Jenson, Reed Larson, Chris McAlpine, Rob McClanahan, Jerry Melynchuk, Pat Micheletti, Jeff Moen, Larry Olimb, Grant Potulny, Dave Snuggerud, Steve Ulseth, Doug Woog, Tom Younghans
**Alumni subject to change
|6 p.m.||Doors Open|
|6:30-9:30 p.m.||General Admission Skate with the Greats|
ABOUT THE UNLIMITED DANCE MARATHON
Unlimited Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric health issues and will be held at Mariucci Arena on February 22-23. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Amplatz Children's Hospital. In addition to the no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, the event will feature personal stories from children and families served through the resources Amplatz provides. Participants dancing in the mara-thon will earn pledges for their dance time.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AMPLATZ CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The purpose of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is to bring hope and healing to the children and families we serve by caring for one child at a time, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of all children. By working as one health care team centered on our patients, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital along with the entire Fairview system will create exceptional care experiences for children and their families in Minnesota and around the world.
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