Sport Resource Group was happy to provide ProWall Dasher Boards to set up several outdoor rinks for the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, PA. The first rink was set up right on the Roberto Clemente Bridge itself. Pittsburgh has almost 500 bridges, and the Roberto Clemente Bridge is one of its most famous. Traffic on the bridge was blocked off for the day so that some of the top-ranked NHL 2012 Draft prospects could play in a dek hockey game with local kids from the Pittsburgh ICE inner-city program. Crowds of people came to check out the the unique rink and watch the game on the bridge!
The second rink was set up at the plaza outside the American Eagle Gate, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place. The synthetic ice rink was open to the public on both Friday and Saturday.
Skating was free, and 200 pairs of rental skates were available to rent for free! The Pittsburgh youth hockey players played a game on the synthetic rink on Friday night, leading up to the draft.
Sport Resource Group was very excited to set up both of these unique rinks and honored to take part in the 2012 NHL Draft!
Watch this time-lapse video showing how the Pittsburgh Penguins set up the rink: http://video.penguins.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=0&id=181932&cmpid=embed-share-video