Rochester Americans Youth Hockey Experiences

The Rochester Americans are proud to partner with our local Youth Hockey community to grow the game and provide children with once in a lifetime experiences. We offer several exciting opportunities for Youth Hockey players to interact up close and personal with our players.

The Youth Hockey Insider is a website dedicated exclusively to Rochester area Coaches, Players, Team Managers and Team Parents. Explore this site for more information on Experiences, Packages and Organization wide opportunities. On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for your dedication and support of your hometown Rochester Americans.

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Bench Buddies

An Exclusive behind the scenes look at the Pregame preparations of the Rochester Americans and their AHL opponents. Experience a walk down a hallway packed with Equipment, Trainers, Doctors, Coaches and Professional Athletes. Your team then exits the tunnel and takes a seat on the bench for an up close and personal look as the Amerks warm-up. Rochester Americans players often approach the bench area to stretch and interact with your team.

  • Minimum 50 Tickets
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Tunnel On-Ice

Your team forms a human tunnel on the ice during pregame Player Introductions, while Rochester Americans players skate through and high five your players as they take the ice. Our spotlight highlights your two lines of cheering Youth Hockey players, who then remain on the ice during our National Anthem. Once the anthem is over, your team skates the length of the Blue Cross Arena ice in front of thousands of fans.

  • Minimum 50 Tickets
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Anthem On-Ice

Experience being a part of the Rochester Americans pregame ceremonies and National Anthem at the Blue Cross Arena. Your team can line the opposing goal line, or display our huge 30’ x 60’ American Flag during pregame ceremonies. Join the Color Guard representatives and National Anthem performer in front of thousands of Rochester area fans.

  • Minimum 50 Tickets
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Shooting Stars

Raise funds for your team and host an exciting Team Building event for your Youth Hockey families. From your own team table we set up in our upper atrium, your players execute a 50/50 fundraiser selling foam stars. During one of our intermissions, fans toss the stars toward a target onto the ice. The star that wins by landing closest to the target receives half of the money collected, with the other half going directly to your team.

  • Minimum 50 Tickets
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Intermission Skate

Experience the emotion of what it feels like to be a Professional hockey player, as your team takes the Blue Cross Arena ice during intermission. This is your chance to suit up in front of the Rochester Americans home crowd and take on your teammates in a White vs. Blue inter-squad scrimmage. Each player receives a complimentary Rochester Americans white or blue replica jersey. Celebrate with thousands of Rochester area fans, as they go wild when your team puts the puck in the back of the net.

  • Minimum 50 Tickets
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Pregame Ice

Arrive through the Rochester Americans player entrance at the Blue Cross Arena and lace up your skates in your very own team locker room. Schedule a scrimmage or combine with another team for an actual league game. Experience the thrills of playing at the Blue Cross Arena in front of friends and family. Join them after your game to watch the pros play on the very same ice.

  • Minimum 125 Tickets
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Hat Trick Package

Experience all aspects of Bench Buddies, Tunnel Team and an Intermission Skate. Take a seat on the Rochester Americans bench and interact with professional hockey players during warm-ups. Lace up your skates and take the Blue Cross Arena ice for Player Introductions. Listen to the fans cheer while your team remains on the ice for the National Anthem. Take the ice as a team once again for a short scrimmage during intermission.

  • Bench On-Ice Experience
  • Tunnel On-Ice Experience
  • Intermission On-Ice Experience
  • Minimum 150 Tickets
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Power Play Package

This package includes Pregame Skate, Bench Buddies and Tunnel Team. Be a part of all Rochester Americans on-ice Experiences and pregame Ceremonies. Play a 90 minute scrimmage or league game on the Blue Cross Arena ice. Take a seat on the Rochester Americans bench and interact with professional hockey players during warm-ups. Lace up your skates and take the ice for Tunnel Team during Player Introductions. Sit back, relax and enjoy some Amerks Hockey.

  • Bench On-Ice Experience
  • Tunnel On-Ice Experience
  • Pregame Ice Experience
  • Minimum 225 Tickets
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Top Shelf Package

This package includes our Pregame Skate, Bench Buddies, Tunnel Team and Intermission Skate. The ultimate Rochester Americans Youth Hockey experience and the most cost effective. Play a 90 minute scrimmage or league game on the Blue Cross Arena ice. Take a seat on the Rochester Americans bench and interact with professional hockey players during warm-ups. Lace up your skates and take the ice for Tunnel Team during Player Introductions. Take the ice as a team once again for a short scrimmage during intermission.

  • Bench On-Ice Experience
  • Tunnel On-Ice Experience
  • Pregame Ice Experience
  • Intermission On-Ice Experience
  • Minimum 275 Tickets
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Organization Night

This package includes our Pregame Skate, Bench Buddies, Tunnel Team, both Intermission Skates and Shooting Stars. Organization Night is a great way to build family pride, raise funds for your program and provide your Youth Hockey teams with exciting on-ice experiences. Your organization will receive a table in our upper atrium, as well as be recognized in-game on our Video Board and PA. Incentivize your fundraiser by keeping a portion of all ticket sales and awarding on-ice experiences to the teams that raise the most money.

  • Bench On-Ice Experience
  • Tunnel On-Ice Experience
  • Pregame Ice Experience
  • Intermission On-Ice Experiences (2)
  • Shooting Stars Fundraiser
  • Minimum 375 Tickets
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Contact the Amerks

Nick Pappas enters his third season as Youth Hockey Coordinator with the Rochester Americans in 2016-2017. Pappas spent the 2013-2014 season with the Americans as an Intern in the Ticket Department starting as a Game-Night Intern and transitioned to a Full-Time Internship in January of that season. A Rochester native, Nick Pappas attended Hilton Central High School, then went on to the College at Brockport where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.