Local Youth Players to Transfer Ice From Community Rinks To PPG Paints

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Local Youth Players to Transfer Ice From Community Rinks To PPG Paints Arena

Pittsburgh area youth hockey players will be transferring ice from their own community rinks to the ice surface at PPG Paints Arena in a joint promotion by the Penguins and Evoqua Water Technologies, called "A Great Day for Our Ice."

Three-ounce branded vials were sent to local youth hockey associations in February, and youth players collected ice-shavings from their home rinks. The vials containing the melted ice will be collected from the local rinks by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and brought to the Penguins game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 PM. Fans can purchase tickets for this game here.

Prior to the game, the vials will be filtered through an Evoqua water treatment system, then poured into the Evoqua Zamboni, and smoothed into the PPG Paints Arena ice surface.

One representative from each of the 28 participating youth hockey associations will have the chance to pour their vials onto the ice during the first intermission of Tuesday’s game in celebration of the program and bring our youth hockey and professional hockey communities together.

For the original video about the program, please click here.

“At Evoqua, we recognize that water forges bonds throughout our community, which is why we’re excited to be a part of “A Great Day for Our Ice,” said Snehal Desai, Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer for Evoqua. “This program provides local youth hockey teams the chance to infuse their passion and energy into the ice at PPG Paints Arena, creating a connection between today’s hockey heroes and a future generation of greats.”

 "Teaming up with Evoqua Water Technologies has helped us create a unique program that further enhances the already strong connection between the Penguins and the region’s youth hockey. It’s exciting to utilize and highlight the technology and capabilities of one of our great partners to bring the spirit of our hockey community into the actual ice at PPG Paints Arena," said Terry Kalna, Chief Revenue Officer for the Penguins.

Later in the season, Penguins players will collect ice shavings from PPG Paints Arena in similar vials, and they will be delivered back to the community rinks - transferring the energy of the Penguins' home ice to local arenas.

Evoqua Water Technologies is an industry leader in mission-critical water solutions and is driven by its purpose of: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.Ⓡ Evoqua is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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