February 20, 2018
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Skate with the Bears Jan. 26 at Alfond

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Jake Rutt (R) with Dylan Street (L) in Skate with the Bears 2011.

ORONO, Maine — The Friends of Maine Hockey will present the annual “Skate with the Bears” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Alfond Arena. Fans are invited to come early and watch a live men’s ice hockey team practice 1:15-2:15 p.m., then skate with the men’s and women’s teams after.

This popular family event is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to meet the players and have their pictures taken. Pick up a free player autograph sheet and gather as many autographs as you can. Friends of Maine Hockey board members will be on hand to answer your questions, sign up new members and will be selling merchandise in support of the UMaine men’s ice hockey team. Be sure to pick up the new UMaine Hockey Player Cards, too! Meet Bananas and the Naked Five. Play the trivia game and win prizes during the live radio remote! Enjoy a toasty cup of hot cocoa or coffee and a treat, courtesy of the local Dunkin’ Donuts.

This event is free and open to the public. So tie up your skates, grab a camera and come Skate with the Bears!