Hockey to return to Fenway this winter

Hockey to return to Fenway this winter
August 26, 2011, 7:08 pm
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BOSTON -- Hockey will return to Fenway Park this winter as part of a two-week series of ice-skating events.

The rink, first erected for the 2010 Winter Classic between the Bruins and Flyers, will be reconstructed. A mens college hockey doubleheader and the Mayors Community Skates are already scheduled to be held in the two-week period, and other events are planned pending city approval.

On Saturday, January 7, four Hockey East teams will participate in a doubleheader. Vermont faces Massachusetts at 4 p.m., and New Hampshire plays Maine at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 13.

The Mayors Community Skates will make the ice at the ballpark available to residents of the City of Boston for two free skate days, which will be determined soon.

More information on the Mayors Community Skates will be announced in the coming months. In 2010, thousands of Boston city residents had access to the ice at Fenway Park and were able to take advantage of free skating at the ballpark.

A series of events that will be part of the two-week "Frozen Fenway" 2012 program will be announced in the weeks to go. Fans and residents interested in learning more about these and any upcoming events can visit redsox.comfrozenfenway for periodic updates.