Annual “Skate With The Bears” event scheduled for Saturday December 11


ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will host their annual Skate with the Bears event on Saturday, December 11.

The event, which is sponsored by Pepsi, Dunkin ‘and OTO, will follow the men’s ice hockey game against Union at the Alfond Arena. The face-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the event is scheduled for approximately 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., depending on the end of the game against Union.

This popular family event is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to meet the players of the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams and have their photos taken with the players. Participants – on skates or on feet – will be able to collect a player’s autograph sheet for free and collect as many autographs as possible. OTO will have free pizza for everyone, Pepsi will hand out Gatorade, and hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts will be provided by your local Dunkin ‘.

• Skates will be allowed inside the Alfond Arena during the competition.
• Fans will not be allowed to re-enter the Alfond arena if they leave during the match and will have to wait until the end of the contest to enter the arena for Skate with the Bears.
• A limited skate rental offer will be available.
• Fans who wish to attend Skate with the Bears are not required to have a ticket to the game of the day. However, if you do not have a ticket for the match, you will not be allowed to enter the Alfond Arena for the Skate with the Bears event until the match against Union is over.

Tickets for the game against Union can be purchased from the UMaine Athletic box office at 207.581.BEAR.



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