08/11/2011 2:15 PM ET
Cleveland Indians Announce Return of Indians Snow Days Featuring College Hockey Game at Progressive Field
The Frozen Diamond Faceoff to Feature The Ohio State University and University of Michigan
The Cleveland Indians today announced the return of Indians Snow Days after a successful first season in which over 50,000 fans streamed through the gates to enjoy snow tubing, ice skating and countless winter memories.
Beginning with "Snopening Day" on Friday, November 25, 2011 and running through Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16, 2012, Indians Snow Days will again be the premier winter entertainment destination in downtown Cleveland.
In addition to a new operating calendar, key changes to the 2011-2012 iteration of Indians Snow Days include moving The Batterhorn, presented by RTA, from the Time Warner Cable Bleachers to the Toyota Home Run Porch, a reconfigured route for The Frozen Mile ice skating path and the addition of new warming areas, including an indoor children's play area.
Indians Snow Days will be open to the public each weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) beginning November 25 through January 16 while Cleveland-area public schools are in session and open seven-days-a-week during the holiday period of December 16 - January 2 (full calendar available at www.indians.com/snowdays). Indians Snow Days will also be available for private group opportunities - Call 216.420.HITS for more information.
An important addition to Indians Snow Days this year will be The Frozen Diamond, a regulation-sized ice rink situated on the infield covering homeplate and stretching down the first base line. The Frozen Diamond will be utilized throughout Indians Snow Days culminating with The Frozen Diamond Faceoff, a hockey game between The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Progressive Field on Sunday, January 15 beginning at 5:05 p.m.
The Frozen Diamond Faceoff will be the first hockey game in Progressive Field history and the first-ever outdoor college hockey game in the State of Ohio. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA)-sanctioned game will be the second of a two-game series between the two schools with the first game being held in Columbus on Friday, January 13, 2012.
"Last winter, Indians Snow Days allowed over 50,000 Indians fans to create memories with their families," said Indians President MARK SHAPIRO. "We are excited that the return of Indians Snow Days and the addition of the Frozen Diamond Faceoff will allow even more fans to create wintertime memories at Progressive Field."
CCHA Commissioner FRED PLETSCH said, "An event at a venue like Progressive Field is great for both the institutions and the league as a whole. We're looking forward to coming to Cleveland this January to see a terrific rivalry showcased in a distinctive and memorable setting."
Tickets to Indians Snow Days and The Frozen Diamond Faceoff will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14.Once on sale, tickets to both Indians Snow Days and The Frozen Diamond Faceoff will be available on Indians.com, at the Progressive Field Box Office, Indians Team Shops and by calling 216.420.HITS.
2011-2012 INDIANS SNOW DAYS EVENTS
The Batterhorn (Snow Tubing), presented by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)- 10-lane snow tubing hill on top of Toyota Home Run Porch in left field stretching over 200 feet towards center field
The Frozen Mile (Ice Skating)- Ice skating path tracing the outfield warning track, cutting in down the left field line, running parallel to the infield and completing the circuit in center field.
The Frozen Diamond (Ice Skating)- Regulation-sized (200' x 85') ice skating rink on the infield at Progressive Field, covering homeplate and stretching down the first base line
The Rookie Rink (Ice Skating)- Small rink (60' x 32') for beginning skaters adjacent to The Frozen Mile in left field
Additional warming areas, including an indoor children's play area will also be available
***Visit www.indians.com/snowdays for complete list of ticket options and pricing***