Who: Four Millionth Fan Free Skate – Free Ice Skating and Learn to Skate or Play Hockey with our Coaches
Where: Comcast Community Ice Rink and Comcast Arena at Everett
When: Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 12 pm – 2 pm
What: Comcast Arena at Everett and the Comcast Community Ice Rink are offering free public skating on both
sheets of ice to recognize the attendance of four million fans to events at the facility. On February 5,
Comcast Community Ice Rink and the main Arena ice will both be open with free admission from noon
to 2 pm.
“It is a huge milestone to welcome the four millionth guest to this great venue. We’d like to celebrate
with the entire community and offer this unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to skate
where the Everett Silvertips, international skating stars, and Disney Princesses have all skated,” stated
Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for Comcast Arena at Everett.
Join some of the Everett Silvertips players, Lincoln the Silvertips mascot, and Snow Plow Sam, the
mascot from the National Figure Skating Association for a great time on the ice! Fundamentals of ice
skating and hockey will be taught by professional instructors. Skating lessons will be held in the
community rink, with hockey lessons offered on the Arena ice. Draws will be held for raffle prizes.
Guests should enter through the Comcast Community Ice Rink (on Broadway). There are a limited
number of free rental skates available so guests are asked to bring their own (if they have them). The
Power Play Café will be open for soup, deli sandwiches, coffee and more.
The Comcast Arena at Everett, recipient of the International Association of Venue Manager’s (IAVM) prestigious Venue Excellence Award 2010, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000-seat venue hosts a myriad of events including concerts, ice skating and family shows. The facility is also home to the Everett Silvertips, a Western Hockey League franchise; the 2010 National Lacrosse League Champions, the Washington Stealth; the Northwest’s only banked-track roller derby league, Tilted Thunder Rail Birds; and the Indoor Football League’s Everett Raptors. The venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and international skating competitions.
The Comcast Community Ice Rink is used for public skating, hockey leagues, figure skating and much more. The two ice sheets can be converted to form a 57,000 square foot space to host trade shows and special events. The three-story Edward D. Hansen Conference Center includes three 900 square foot executive meeting rooms, and an 11,000 square foot ballroom, which can be arranged in a number of different configurations.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Comcast Arena at Everett, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, P