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How Sidney Crosby turned Pittsburgh into Hockeytown

Postby Bathgate on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:44 pm

Great article in Canada's version of the NY Times on how Crosby and the Pens have dramatically increased youth hockey participation in Western PA.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/how-sidney-crosby-turned-pittsburgh-into-hockeytown/article9242309/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Now why don't they carry this one big step further and construct a practice rink connected with or near the CEC that would also be used by city youth, high school and college teams and provide recreational skating opportunities? Even if it operates at a loss, the goodwill and creation of future Pens fans should make the investment worthwhile.
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Re: How Sidney Crosby turned Pittsburgh into Hockeytown

Postby JS© on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Not sure that you can do it connected to CEC. Surrounded by the arena is a church, Cambria Suites, and a sloped parking lot.

I know a place where it could go

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which I'm sure would just bring back the "why didn't they just keep the igloo?" people
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Re: How Sidney Crosby turned Pittsburgh into Hockeytown

Postby dukeharris on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:37 pm

thanks for the article Bathgate.
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Re: How Sidney Crosby turned Pittsburgh into Hockeytown

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:49 pm

They had plans for the practice rink in Cranberry. Not sure the status of that plan.
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