OfficeMax Helps Chicago Park District, Blackhawks Alumni 'Light the Lamp' for
the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field
Celebration Kicks-Off Two Weeks of Winter Festivities at Soldier Field Before
the Puck Drops for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic College Hockey
Doubleheader Feb. 17
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OfficeMax^® Incorporated
(NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today teamed
up with the Chicago Park District and Chicago Blackhawks alumni players to
"light the lamp" on the newly-built ice hockey rink at Soldier Field. The
ceremony kicked off the OfficeMax^® Hockey City Classic Winter Festival, a
two-week celebration of winter activities capped off with the first outdoor
collegiate hockey games at Soldier Field.
OfficeMax officials joined Chicago Park District leadership and youth hockey
players with Inner-City Education at center ice to kick-off festivities with a
ceremonial shot of the puck, alongside Blackhawks legends Bobby Hull and Tony
"I want to thank OfficeMax and Intersport for teaming up with the Park
District to transform Soldier Field, one of Chicago's greatest treasures, so
that it can serve not only a whole new sport, but a new season as well," said
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "Thousands of Chicago families will create a host
of wonderful memories in this unique setting thanks to the generosity of these
terrific corporate and community partners."
"OfficeMax is proud to sponsor Chicago's Hockey City Classic Winter Festival
that has transformed Soldier Field into a unique winter destination for
Chicagoland families and visitors," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of
OfficeMax. "We are committed to serving our hometown, not only as Chicago's
source for office supplies, interiors, print, technology and services, but
also as a vital business in the life of the city and its people. Making the
home of the Chicago Bears accessible to the public for ice skating and other
events adds to the extraordinary legacy of Soldier Field that so many of us
take pride in here in Chicago."
The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter Festival will include numerous
activities scheduled from Feb. 1–18 for Chicagoland residents and visitors
through the Chicago Park District, including public free skating^1 Feb. 2 and
18, the High School Hockey Faceoff Feb. 8-9, as well as private ice rentals
and community hockey events. Details for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic
Winter Festival are available at www.hockeycityclassic.com.
"The Chicago Park District is pleased to partner with OfficeMax and Soldier
Field in this exciting winter festival that promises to give local families
and Chicago visitors the opportunity to experience Soldier Field like never
before," said Mike Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park
District."This unique event is just one of the many ways the Chicago Park
District works to serve the children and their families of this great city."
"We are proud to invest in this great community where many of our customers,
supply partners and associates live, work and play," said John Kenning,
Executive Vice President and President of OfficeMax Workplace. "At OfficeMax,
we believe in the value of building relationships and in cultivating the
stewardship needed to position the greater Chicagoland community to thrive."
On Feb. 17, No. 9 Notre Dame will face No. 4 Miami at noon, followed by No. 1
Minnesota vs. No. 19 Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m.Individual tickets for the
OfficeMax Hockey City Classic on Feb. 17 are valid for both games and may be
purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster
The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic is organized by Chicago-based sports and
entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with Soldier Field,
the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Sports Commission. For information,
including ticket sales and schedule information visitHockeyCityClassic.com.
For more information aboutOfficeMaxproducts and services,
About Soldier Field
Soldier Field, Chicago's premier event venue, hosts over 200 public and
private events annually. The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and
managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and
development. Soldier Field is the first stadium inNorth Americaand the
onlyNFLstadium to be awarded LEED-EB Certified status by theU.S. Green
Building Council. Visitwww.SoldierField.netor call to learn more about its
AboutChicago Park District
For more information about the Chicago Park District's more than 8,100 acres
of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class
conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands
of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please
visitwww.chicagoparkdistrict.comor contact theChicago Park Districtat
312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in
the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.
About theChicago Sports Commission
The Chicago Sports Commissionis a division of Choose Chicago, Inc. Together,
we market Chicagoas the premier tourist and sports destination in the world.
The Chicago Sports Commissionactively recruits and attracts sporting events
toChicagoand works to enhance the image ofChicagoas a world-class sports
town. For more information, visit www.chicagosportscommission.com.
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the
creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport
provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning
divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media.
Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star
Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point
Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City
Classic, Women's Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America
High School Football Game. To learn more about Intersport, log on
towww.intersportnet.com, like us on
Facebook(www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter
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^1A limited supply of free skate passes are available at select OfficeMax -
Chicago, IL metro locations starting January 6, 2013. Passes will be available
on a first come basis. Limit 4 passes per household; skate rental and parking
not included. Free skate days are Saturday February 2, 2013 and Monday
February 18, 2013. No rain checks or substitutions will be given. Passes are
not redeemable for cash. Cash value of each pass is .001¢.
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