GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo is giving their all on social media for the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena, which is in the running for huge free upgrades and a chance to host the NHL for a pre-season game.
SUNY Geneseo is peppering their social media pages urging locals to vote in support of ‘the Ira.’ Competition is steep, with five other community ice rinks in the game in the eastern U.S. Five others out west are competing with each other but do not challenge the Ira. Voting is open now online here.
According to the official rules, there will be three voting phases, from April 11 to April 13, from April 18 to April 19, and from April 24 to April 25. During each voting period, voters can vote 50 times per day by visiting the Website and follow the links and instructions to vote, and 50 more times per day by using a two-way text-messaging capable device and text the applicable Finalist Submission’s keyword (found on the Contest Website) to 35350.
Voters can also vote once per day by visiting the Website and follow the links and instructions to click on the tweet button to vote via Twitter. To vote via Twitter, you must be a registered Twitter account user and must be in compliance with Twitter platform rules.
The Grand Prize is Grand Prize package includes $150,000 in arena upgrades for the winning rink, the opportunity to host the game that will be played in that arena (or an alternative arena if necessary), and the ‘Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA 2017’ title and trophy. The Grand Prize winning Rink will have the opportunity to be featured on a NBC television broadcast related to the NHL® Pre-Season Game in the fall of 2017. KraftHockeyville.com says that the game date is to be determined by the sponsor in its sole discretion and ‘the sponsor, NHLPA and the NHL reserve the right to cancel or postpone the game and/or the television broadcast in their sole discretion.’
There are pretty great prizes for arena upgrades open to runners-up too.
The top runner-up gets $75,000 in arena upgrades, two runners-up get $25,000 each in arena upgrades and six runners-up below that get $10,000 in arena upgrades.