Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Fans will have a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience when the World Junior Hockey Championship comes to Western New York this December: an opportunity to skate on the outdoor ice at New Era Field.
Two special sessions have been set in the days leading up to the inaugural outdoor game between the United States and Canada.
Wednesday, December 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The cost to participate will be $100 and will include a 300 level ticket to the United States vs. Canada outdoor game at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29 at New Era Field.
Skaters will enter the stadium grounds at One Bills Drive, the main driveway off of Abbott Road and park in Lot 2. Then skaters will proceed to enter the stadium through Gate 1 and head towards section 122/123 for field and ice access. They will have a warming station in New Era Field's east end zone tunnel to tie up skates, and will be able to purchase concessions. All participants are asked to bring their own skates, and helmets are required for anyone under 12 years of age. Everyone entering the stadium must hold a ticket to the skating event.
This once-in-a-lifetime offer is open to all Bills Season Ticket Members, Sabres Season Ticket Holders and My One Buffalo members beginning November 30 and any remaining slots will be available to the general public beginning December 1, at 10:00 a.m.
Packages for all 31 games of the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship are still available, along with eight and twelve game options. Tickets to all preliminary round games are currently on sale. Individual ticket sales for medal round games will be announced at a later date.