Family time: Bears enjoy first skate at Hersheypark Stadium
HERSHEY -- The Hershey Bears got their first taste of the outdoor ice at Hersheypark Stadium on Thursday.
Sharing it with family members made it even more memorable.
"It almost gives you a sense of 'Field of Dreams' when you see the lights on," noticed Hershey head coach Mark French, who's little boy loved the opportunity to skate around the rink.
"You know something special is happening."
The Bears will face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic. An alumni game will take place on Saturday.
"Around the community, just the buzz and the excitement; it gets you that much more excited as a player for it," said defenseman Steven Oleksy.
The Bears and their family members spent about two hours on the outdoor rink.
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