Apr 19, 2016

event announcement: Memories on Ice

BMO Harris Bradley Center Hosts Free Public Skate April 24

Public invited to celebrate BMOHBC ice rink’s rich history during free, family-friendly event           

Milwaukee (April 19, 2016) – Sharpen your skates and get ready to show off your triple axel – the BMO Harris Bradley Center (BMOHBC) today announced that it will host “Memories on Ice,” a free and final opportunity for the public to skate on the Center’s home ice, from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

The free event, made possible by the support of BMO Harris Bank, will celebrate all of the ice-related shows and sports events the Center has hosted since its opening in 1988. With the departure of the Milwaukee Admirals following this season, this may well be the last time the public will have an opportunity to skate at the Center.  Guests can bring their own skates or rent them for a modest fee at the Center, courtesy of Pettit National Ice Center, while supplies last.

“The BMOHBC ice rink has served as the home of the Milwaukee Admirals for the past 28 seasons and has hosted three NCAA Frozen Four Hockey Championships, countless ice shows including Disney on Ice, Olympic figure skating tours and more. “As we wish the Milwaukee Admirals well in their new home, we also celebrate our ice’s rich history and the many exciting ice events the BMO Harris Bradley Center has hosted over the years,” said Steve Costello, the Center’s president and CEO. “We are proud of the world-class entertainment our ice rink has brought to Milwaukee, and we invite the community to come celebrate the wonderful memories our ice has helped create during this fun, family-friendly and free event.”

Skating memorabilia, including autographed skates and photos from past Olympic Champions, a Wisconsin Badgers jersey signed by the entire 2006 NCAA championship team, and much more will be on display, along with an opportunity to sit on the Zamboni!  An entertaining and retrospective skating highlight video will play on the scoreboard during the open skate and discounted concession services will be available throughout the event.

Participants and spectators are directed to enter the Potawatomi Gate and Northwestern Mutual Gate entrances off of 4th Street for this event.  

For more information, visit https://www.bmoharrisbradleycenter.com.