Penguins Foundation Announces “Pens in the Park”

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is proud to present “Pens in the Park,” a day of hockey and family fun at the North and South Park ice rinks.

On March 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., families are invited to attend this action-packed event presented by Allegheny County Parks.

Kids will have the opportunity to try on hockey equipment and hit the ice with former Penguins Stanley Cup Champion Tyler Kennedy through the Penguins Foundation’s Give Hockey A Shot program.

“Allegheny County Parks is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation on these free family events at North and South Park Ice Rinks,” said Andrew Grobe, recreation program coordinator. “Our hope is to bring people into our parks system, and give children an opportunity to try ice hockey free of charge.”

The event also features face painting, balloon art and food for the whole family. In addition to everything on and off the ice, Penguins mascot Iceburgh will greet fans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

North Park’s ice rink will host the event on Saturday, March 11, with the party moving to South Park’s ice rink on Sunday, March 12. With the purchase of a regular rink admission, families will get the full hockey experience right in their backyards.

No reservations are required; just come out and enjoy the “Pens in the Park” festivities, presented by the Penguins Foundation and Allegheny County Parks.

This is the first time that Allegheny County Parks and Penguins Foundation are putting on an event like this, and Penguins Foundation President Dave Soltesz hopes for a long-lasting partnership between the two organizations to help promote hockey.

“The Foundation and Allegheny County Parks have worked together before, but we are particularly excited for these unique family-friendly events,” said Soltesz. “We look forward to helping the game of hockey grow in the area, and Allegheny County Parks will be a great ally in that mission.”