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Is Buffalo the New Hockey Town?

Is Buffalo the new Hockey Town? That’s what the good folks in Detroit are asking. Not that we would like to steal anything from Detroit – a city that currently holds the title of “Hockey Town”.

There are a lot of titles that we would like to steal from other cities, and feel pretty good about it in the process. And actually, if push comes to shove, and Pegulaville happens to help snag the title for Buffalo, I don’t think that anyone would lose any sleep over it. In the end, there can be only one Hockey Town, and it looks like Buffalo might be edging out the Motor City for the title.

There’s an article of interest in Detroit Free Press that asks the same question that I have posed above. The article talks about the sudden hockey-inspired momentum that is bubbling over in Buffalo. From the public skating and Academy of Hockey at HarborCenter, to the skating on the canals this winter… the only thing that was left out, that might just push Buffalo over the edge and into the front-running, is RiverWorks. RiverWorks is a stone’s throw from the arena, and is home to Labatt Pond Hockey tournament, soon-to-be league skating, and public skating (still under construction). And let’s not forget about Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza (another skating stop along the Metro Rail).

If you want to start feeling good about winter and Buffalo, then check out this killer article in the Detroit Free Press.

Photo: HarborCenter


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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