“Penguins Pond” Opens On South Side

(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
Just hours before it opened on Nov. 18, NewsChopper 2 flew above the Penguins Pond for an overhead view!
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
This year, the outdoor rink is located at the intersection of 26th and Sidney Streets on the South Side.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
in 2010, the outdoor rink was constructed on the North Shore as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
It was so popular, the Pens decided to make it an annual event.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
A grand opening event was held Saturday morning (Nov 19).
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
The ceremony featured Former Penguin and Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier, Pens' mascot Iceburg & the Penguins' Ice Crew!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
Public skating will be available at the rink every day.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
Groups of 20 or more also may reserve the ice for skating and/or hockey.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
“The public rink was so successful; we had so much demand for it that we decided to do it again this year. Kind of make it the legacy of the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh.” -- said Penguins CEO David Morehouse
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
The outdoor rink will operate daily through Jan. 8.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond
In addition to the Penguins, the outdoor rink is a joint effort of presenting sponsor Highmark, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), rink operator Magic Ice USA and the Soffer Organization.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Penguins Pond (Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

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