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‘Winter Blast’ – 3rd Annual Celebration and Ice Skate Drive

By January 13, 2017January 17th, 2017No Comments


At Martin Luther King Jr. Park – a designated BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone

(To download a PDF of the press release, click here)

Who: BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Hasek’s Heroes

What: Celebrating the season with a community skate drive, hockey clinic and family fun winter activities

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park

When: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2017

11:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. – Photo Opportunity

  • BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Hasek’s Heroes and Pure Hockey and Hockey Giant at the Skate Drive – MLK Casino

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Activities

  • ‘Winter Blast’ – Weather Dependent: Ice, or Street, Hockey Clinic by Hasek’s Heroes and Buffalo Sabres alumni, Darryl Shannon
  • Ice Skate Drive (new and gently used skates accepted) – MLK Casino
  • Activities – BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone Cruiser
  • Face Painting by Darlene
  • Refreshments provided by Wegmans and James Desiderio Inc.

Skating is free and skates are available, free of charge. We encourage guests to bring a pair of skates for donation. Regular ice basin hours are 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Skating is weather dependent. For ice conditions, call 838-1249 ext. 17.