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January 28, 2016

SVSU club hockey team plans community skating event at Saginaw’s Hoyt Park

The Saginaw Valley State University club hockey team will take part in a community engagement event Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoyt Park near the corner of South Washington and Ezra Rust in downtown Saginaw.  

The public can meet with the team during the event hosted by the non-profit organizations Positive Results Downtown Saginaw and Friends of Hoyt Park.  

The event is part of the Bringing Back The Ice Again At Hoyt Park event series, which was initiated after city leaders reestablished Hoyt Park’s ice rink in 2012 following a 10-year absence.  

While SVSU’s team will be at the event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the warming house will be open – with free hot chocolate and cookies – from noon to 4 p.m.

Anyone can come out to skate with the team. Tyler Myers, an SVSU exercise science major from Saginaw and one of the players involved, expects the event will be especially fun for children.

"They put a net up and sometimes the little guys will get to shoot on us," he said. "Everyone has a good time. It's something that is good and I know we really enjoy it, too".

Positive Results Downtown Saginaw, previously known as Pride in Saginaw, develops and promotes downtown Saginaw. Friends of Hoyt Park was established to support the park.