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09/11/2008 2:32 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

Fans can skate on the MetroCentre ice at public skate

Rockford, Ill.- With the Rockford IceHogs 10th Anniversary season just a couple weeks away, the American Hockey League club announced on Thursday that they were hosting an open house to begin the 2008-09 campaign at the Rockford MetroCentre.

The open house is set for Friday, Sept. 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rockford MetroCentre. The event is free and open to the public.  Fans attending the open house are invited to bring their skates and skate on the fresh MetroCentre ice put in place for the ’08-09 campaign.

Season Ticket Holders can pick up their ticket packages at the IceHogs open house.  A season ticket pick-up table will be set up in the lower lobby were patrons enter the arena. 

Other activities at the open house include a pick-a-seat for fans looking to purchase a season ticket package for the upcoming season.  The best available seats in the MetroCentre will be marked and fans attending the open house will have an opportunity to reserve them for every IceHogs home game.

MetroCentre tours will be conducted as well.  Fans can get a guided tour of the MetroCentre including the IceHogs locker room, visitor locker room, Dental Dimensions Club Lounge, Speedway Auto Mall Party Deck, IceHogs corporate office and a sneak peak at the newly renovated upper concourse.

Kids can enjoy moon jumps courtesy of U-Gotta-Jump.  The moon jumps will be set up in the main level of the MetroCentre.  Fan can also purchase individual game tickets for any regular season, preseason or the Red and White Event.

For more information regarding the IceHogs open house, contact the IceHogs at (815) 986-6465.

Season Tickets And Individual Tickets Now On Sale:  The Rockford IceHogs have a variety of season ticket packages available for the 2008-09 season.  To find a package that works for you, call (815) 986-6465 and speak with a season ticket sales executive.  Individual game tickets are also on sale.  Call (815) 968-5222, visit, at the MetroCentre Box Office or in Hogs Headquarters in CherryVale Mall to purchase your tickets for the IceHogs 10th Anniversary season.