Fans will have a chance to skate on the outdoor rink at New Era Field. But it will cost you.
Organizers of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship announced two sessions of open skating for fans, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28.
The cost is $100 and includes a 300 level ticket to the United States vs. Canada outdoor game scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
Skaters will enter the stadium through Gate 1 and head toward section 122/123 for field and ice access. There will be a warming station in New Era Field's east end zone tunnel, and fans can purchase concessions at the Miller Lite Brew Pub. Participants must bring their own skates, and helmets are required for anyone under the age of 12.
The offer is first open to Bills season ticket members, Sabres season ticket holders, and My One Buffalo members starting Thursday. Remaining slots are open to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 1.