By Matt Stack, Director of Rinks
For months we’ve all been working at a construction site, designing, programming and dreaming of what Chelsea Piers Connecticut would look like and the endless possibilities of what it would eventually be able to host inside. The Rinks are my responsibility as well as my passion. Going into the design of a facility that would be the home of two NHL-sized rinks, our goal was to attract some of the best talent in the area, country and world. Most recently, we directed and watched weeks of successful summer camps - children learned to skate, played hockey, attended elite training camps and more.
This weekend, Chelsea Piers Connecticut is proud to welcome a select group of aspiring female hockey players - perhaps the best the country of China has to offer! The Women's Chinese National Hockey team is coming to Chelsea Piers Connecticut to train for nine days, utilizing all aspects of our state-of-the-art facility for both on and off-ice training. They will play three exhibition games against some of the best local teams with plenty of room for audience members to drop by and watch from the bleachers. Mike Pavia, Mayor of Stamford will start this evening of top-notch hockey by dropping the puck Saturday night.
We are thrilled to welcome the Women’s Chinese National Hockey team and all of the fans and spectators who are already yearning for another Olympics. As we head into our third month of operations at Chelsea Piers, we are excited to add this event to our growing list of events that cater to the best athletes in the world.