The Rink Is Pink!Oct 27, 2011 - 09:21 CST
The rink is now pink for Friday night.
For CBC Regina's stories on how the rink:
Click HERE for the time lapse of the rink painted pink
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Regina, Saskatchewan – After a long night of work, the Brandt Centre ice surface is now pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Night is set for this Friday night against the Edmonton Oil Kings and for the first time ever the rink will be pink. The ice crew from Evraz Place began putting on the tint at 11:30 Tuesday night and by this afternoon, it will be ready to skate on.
Regina Pats Vice President of Operations, Cliff Mapes, “Every year we try to push the envelope and make this night (Breast Cancer Awareness Night) special. It began with pink sticks, then pink jerseys and scarves. Now this season we have pink mittens and of course, the pink ice.”
General Manager Operations, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Higgins, “I think it’s a great initiative the Regina Pats and Evraz Place (making the ice pink) have taken on. I think the fans will get a kick out of it.”
Making the rink pink is just a small part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, culminating with “Breast Cancer Awareness Night’. The jerseys that the players will wear on Friday night have arrived, and they look fantastic. Fans have until midnight tomorrow (Thursday) to bid on your favourite Regina Pats jersey. Head to www.reginapats.com and click on the Breast Cancer Awareness Night Jersey Auction button to place your bid.
Pink mittens are available for $20+tax at the Pats Office located in the West Lobby of the Brandt Centre and during the game Friday night at the Neutral Zone. All the proceeds from the jersey auction and pink mitten sales will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.
You can also help by just purchasing a ticket to the game as a dollar from every walk up ticket sold will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Puck drops on Breast Cancer Awareness Night this Friday as the Pats host the Edmonton Oil Kings. It’s a 7pm start at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available now at the Brandt Centre ticket office or any Ticketmaster location in Regina. You can also call 543-7800 or click on www.ticketmaster.com.