Renovate the Rink
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Commercial Construction (PittComm) are once again teaming up to provide $100,000 to renovate a local community hockey rink in a contest called "Renovate the Rink."
From now until November 30, fans can nominate a community rink in Western Pennsylvania that deserves a renovation.
Three finalists will be selected by February 16 and public online voting will take place between February 17 and March 9.
Last season's winner was Hess Ice Rink in New Castle.
Anyone submitting nominations to www.pittsburghpenguins.com/renovatetherink will be asked to answer four questions:
• What makes your rink so important to your community?
• What rink renovation (excluding ice renovation) do you think your rink should use the $100,000 renovation budget toward (Example: upgrade a bathroom, paint the entry, upgrade the concession stand, add a Deck Hockey area, add small area game ice sheet, etc.) … and how would the renovation benefit your community?
• Why should your rink be chosen as the winner of the contest?
• Are you associated with a hockey association and, if so, which one?
The Penguins and PittComm will combine to provide $100,000 in materials and construction management services at the winning rink.
Who can submit nominations for "Renovate The Rink?" Penguins fans, youth hockey teams, youth hockey associations, and anyone who wants to see their hometown rink get $100,000 in renovations, courtesy of the Penguins and PittComm.
Rinks in the following counties are eligible: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.