International Ice Hockey Legends at Macquarie Ice Rink

International Ice Hockey Legends at Macquarie Ice Rink

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INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY LEGENDS AT MACQUARIE ICE RINK
Charity night in support of StopConcussions Foundation

Sydney, 2 June 2017 -- On Friday 16 June, Macquarie Ice Rink will play host to some of world’s greatest ice hockey players when NHL stars from Canada and the USA make a special appearance for a charity event in support of the StopConcussions Foundation.

Kicking off at 5.15pm, the all-star line-up includes Canada Head Coach Darryl Sittler (former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain and Top 100 Greatest NHL Players of all time), USA Coach David “Tiger” Williams, and special guest Denis Lemieux from hockey film favourite Slapshot.  Local fans will also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet players representing the Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is thrilled to be hosting some of the game’s most elite athletes at the rink in support of such a great cause.

“We’re delighted to give local Aussie ice-hockey fans this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the international stars of the game – players they may have only ever seen on TV. Hosting this event at Macquarie Ice Rink is a privilege, further strengthening its reputation as a world-class ice skating facility.”

A pre-cursor to the Ice Hockey Classic at Qudos Arena on June 17, the action packed event will include open practice games, skills competition, a kids’ clinic, Hockey Hall of Fame Display and a silent auction with an autographed Maple Leafs Jersey up for grabs.

The night coincides with the local showdown between home ground favourite the Sydney Ice Dogs and reigning premiership champions of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL), the Newcastle Northstars.

Event information for Friday 16 June at Macquarie Ice Rink, Sydney:

·       5.30pm – 7.30pm: USA & Canada exhibition training and fundraising event.

·       From 8.15pm: Puck drops for AIHL showdown - Ice Dogs vs Newcastle.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.icedogsshop.com.au. A voluntary, $5 donation to StopConcussions Australia can be made with ticket purchases.

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A Sydney Showdown at Macquarie Ice Rink

A Sydney Showdown at Macquarie Ice Rink

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A SYDNEY SHOWDOWN AT MACQUARIE ICE RINK
Sydney Bears take on the Sydney Ice Dogs for the Season Opener

Sydney, April 19 2017 -- On Saturday 22 April, two rival ice hockey teams, the Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs, will go head to head in the season opener of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is excited to welcome competitive ice hockey back to the venue for the first time since 1999.

“With 8 teams across the country competing in the Australian Ice Hockey League, its profile within the community is on the rise. We can’t wait to welcome spectators out to our new look rink,” he said.    

Of the 116 games AIHL 2017 season, 28 are set to be played at newly refurbished Macquarie Ice Rink between now and August. The venue has seating for up to 2000 people. At capacity, the atmosphere will be electric at the much anticipated season opener.

Puck drops at 5pm on Saturday April 22. For more information, visit www.macquarieicerink.com.au or call (02) 9888 1100. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.bearsshop.com.au and https://icedogsshop.com.au/

Social Media: @macquarieicerink (Facebook) @macquarieicerinkau (Instagram) #macquarieicerink #battleofsydney #thehomecoming

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Iconic Macquarie Ice Rink Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

Iconic Macquarie Ice Rink Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

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ICONIC MACQUARIE ICE RINK UNVEILS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FACELIFT

SYDNEY, 23 March 2017 -- Macquarie Ice Rink has completed a grand scale, multi-million-dollar transformation that will establish the venue as the hub of ice sport and recreation activity in Sydney.

The refurbishment is set to delight skaters of all levels by offering a suite of exciting new features and activities that will have visitors coming back for more.

Skaters will love the introduction of bubble soccer, around-the-clock music videos on the 15 square metre LCD screen, and cheering on the Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs at ice hockey games throughout the season.

Dr Frank Gregg, owner of Macquarie Ice Rink, is confident the revamped facility will bolster an expanding interest in winter sports throughout the community, both at a professional and recreational level.  

“With the 2018 winter Olympics on the horizon, the timing of our refurbishment could not be better. Ice skating is becoming an increasingly popular activity within our community and we want to provide skaters with a facility they’ll want to return to over and over again,” he said.

Newly installed LED lighting will provide skaters with better illumination, and an arsenal of state-of-the-art ice maintenance machines, including a brand new compressor and dehumidifier, will ensure optimum skating conditions at all times. Guests looking for a time-out will love the comfort of the temperature controlled, rink-side café.  

A slew of activities has been planned to keep kids entertained over the Easter school holidays including an Easter Sunday hat parade, face painting, prize giveaways and a live DJ session on Easter Monday. For more information, session times and to purchase tickets, visit www.macquarieicerink.com.au or call (02) 9888 1100.

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Tickets on sale for 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey League

Tickets on sale for 2017 Australian International Ice Hockey League

Following extensive refurbishments to the rink, we are thrilled to be home to our two rival Sydney teams - the Sydney Bears and Sydney Dogs.  Both teams are participating in the eight team national league competition this season.  

A highlight of the 2017 season will be the home opener derby between Sydney Bear and Sydney Dogs on Saturday 22 April.  The puck will drop at 5pm.

Tickets to the home opener and additional games can be purchased online via the Sydney Bears store: https://www.bearsshop.com.au/collections/tickets

 

 

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