GENESEO – The Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena won $25,000 in upgrades as a runner-up in the Hockeyville USA contest.
NBC Sports announced at the intermission of their half-time hockey game that the finalists for the $150,000 prize will be Bloomington, MN and Belle Vernon, PA.
“Thanks to everyone that voted #IraNY for @HockeyvilleUSA – it was a great run! Good luck #RostraverPa #OneKnight” tweeted @GeneseoKnights.
SUNY Geneseo’s social media push to register as many votes as possible was incredible.
The College’s hockey team, the Ice Knights, ‘froze’ themselves in a mannequin challenge-like video in anticipation of the announcement of the finalists.
‘The Ira’ serves as a main stage for the Ice Knights and college events and a hub for youth hockey programs.