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Maxcy Ice Arena Grand Re-Opening events schedule and ticket information



POTSDAM, N.Y.?SUNY Potsdam will celebrate the grand re-opening of its newly renovated Maxcy Ice Arena with a series of events on Saturday, Nov. 2. In addition to the men's and women's home-opening games, Potsdam will induct its 1995-96 SUNYAC Champion men's ice hockey team in to the Bears Hall of Fame.

Festivities begin with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and brunch at Knowles MPR at 11 a.m.

At 2:30 p.m., a pre-game ceremony will take place at center ice prior to the women's contest against Saint Michael's College. The puck drops for the action with the Purple Knights at 2:40 p.m. Following the women's game, there will be a postgame reception for players, their families and alums in Maxcy's Welsh Gymnasium.

The men's pre-game ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. followed by the start of the game against the University of New England at 7:10 p.m. During the first intermission, the 1995-96 Bears will be honored in a brief on-ice ceremony. After the conclusion of the contest, there will be another postgame reception for players, their families and alums in Welsh Gymnasium.

There will be a limited number of general admission tickets available in advance of the games for SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff and the general public. These tickets can be purchased at the Hockey Box Office in Maxcy Hall from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for children and non-Potsdam students.

SUNY Potsdam students may pick up a voucher for one free ticket with a student ID on Oct. 30 or 31. The vouchers must be redeemed at least a half-hour prior to the start of the game on Nov. 2 or they will not be honored. Potsdam students can claim a ticket with their ID on game day while supplies last.

Any remaining tickets or those unclaimed with a voucher will be sold at the Hockey Box Office on the day of the games. The Box Office opens at 1 p.m. for the women's game and 5:30 p.m. for the men's contest. No complementary passes will be honored for the Nov. 2 contests. Tickets can only be purchased in person at the Hockey Box Office.

For any questions or more information, please call the SUNY Potsdam Athletic Department at (315) 267-3484.

Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of Public Affairs, (315) 267-2918