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Rink celebrates grand reopening

The University of Pennsylvania and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation celebrated the grand re-opening of newly refurbished Penn Ice Rink, which will serve as a home to Snider Hockey. Snider Hockey partnered with the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni, the NHL, and the University of Pennsylvania to invest $8.2 million to support numerous upgrades and renovations to the Penn Ice Rink which will enhance the overall experience, extend the rink’s hours for near year-round operation, and provide long-term operational sustainability, as well as allow Snider Hockey to expand the delivery of its nationally acclaimed youth enrichment services to a wider audience.

The event featured a short game between the Penn Hockey Teams and Alumni from the Snider Hockey. The players were joined by Snider Mites, their youngest skaters,  and special guest Gritty! The night ended with a free public skate complete with refreshments and raffles.

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Snider Mites playing at the ice rink reopening Gritty skating through the reopening banner Gritty with two Penn Hockey players