Detroit Red Wings launch open skate program at Joe Louis Arena

Hour-long sessions will be held next week for free

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DETROIT - The Red Wings announced Thursday a new open skate program at Joe Louis Arena that will afford local hockey enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of skating in the same rink as the 11-time Stanley Cup champs.

Four, one-hour sessions will be held on each on the following dates: Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 24–26, 11 a.m.– Noon; Noon–1 p.m.; 7 p.m.–8 p.m. and 8 p.m.– 9 p.m.

Mandatory pre-registration for all 12 skating sessions is now open at and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission and parking at Joe Louis Arena's Riverfront lot for all sessions is free of charge.
Fans are asked to bring their own skates and permitted to bring their own food which can be consumed on the JLA concourse. Limited food service will be available at select arena concession stands, including special $1 hot dogs/popcorn/sodas. Arena doors will open thirty (30) minutes prior to each session. Hockey sticks and pucks will not be permitted on the ice surface during any of the skating sessions.

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