Friday, December 17, 2010

Got ice?

The Penguins today released the schedule for public skating sessions at the rink that will be built next to Stage AE outside of Heinz Field. The rink is part of the celebration of the Winter Classic.

Dec. 24 -- 3-9 p.m.

Dec. 25 -- noon-9 p.m.

Dec. 26 -- 7-8:20 p.m.

Dec. 27 -- 3-4:20 p.m.

Dec. 28 -- 3-4:20 p.m. and 6:30-7:50 p.m.

Dec. 29 -- 3-4:20 p.m. and 6:30-7:50 p.m.

Dec. 30 -- 3-4:20 p.m.and 6:30-7:50 p.m.

Dec. 31 -- 6:30 p.m.--midnight

Jan. 1 -- 4:10--5:40 p.m. and 6--7:30 p.m.

The cost for public skating is $7 per session, and skate rental is $3.

A complete youth hockey schedule will be released next week, including six high school hockey games, numerous amateur games and an international bantam tournament featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, Washington Junior Capitals and teams from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia (Sidney Crosby's hometown) and Magnitogorsk, Russia (Evgeni Malkin's hometown).

Grant Rauterkus photo from a rare public skate at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Indoors even.

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