FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2011
ICE PARK TO OPEN CHRISTMAS WEEKEND The weather is growing colder, and that means that once again, Clipper Magazine Stadium will sport its winter look. On Thursday, December 22, the Clipper Magazine Stadium Ice Park will open for the sixth season. This affordable, fun way for people in the Susquehanna Valley to enjoy the brisk outdoors will be open through Sunday, February 12. Operating hours will be from 6:00 through 10:00 pm, Thursdays and Fridays, noon until 10:00 pm on Saturdays and noon through 6:00 pm on Sundays. Skaters can also take advantage of extended hours between Christmas and New Year’s Day as the Ice Park will serve the public from noon until 10:00 pm each weekday. The rink will close at 4:00 on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day but will have regular Sunday hours on New Year’s Day. The Clipper Magazine Stadium Ice Park will be open on both Monday holidays in January (2nd and 16th) from noon until 6:00 pm. Unlimited skating is also back. Skaters may arrive at any time and remain on the ice as long as they desire until closing. Admission for skating starts at just $6.00. Skate rental is $3.00. Outside of these general skating hours, two special events are being held this winter in conjunction with the Ice Park. Clipper Magazine Stadium will serve as a venue for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events’ annual 3…2…1! Lancaster, presented by Susquehanna Bank, on New Year’s Eve. Over 20 family friendly entertainment activities will be brought to the stadium and the neighboring City of Lancaster YMCA branch. In addition to ice skating, there will be live music, face painting and more, all capped off by an early fireworks display at 9:00 pm. One week after the NHL Winter Classic is held in Philadelphia, Clipper Magazine Stadium will play host to the inaugural Barnstormers Little Classic at 9:00 am on January 8. The Lancasterbased Regency Panthers will face off against the York Devils in this game featuring players ages eight and under. Admission is just $5.00 and one dollar from each ticket sold will benefit Arbor Place, a faith-based not-for-profit organization located in Southeast Lancaster City.
“We love to have Clipper Magazine Stadium as a year-round family entertainment and activities venue,” said assistant general manager Kristen Simon. “It will be great to have everyone here.” The Lancaster Barnstormers are entering their eighth season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit LancasterBarnstormers.com for more information.