PRESS RELEASE:

CITY OF NEWARK TO JOIN NEW JERSEY DEVILS AND UNITED

TO OPEN IRONBOUND RINK COMMUNITY SKATE AND SKATE KIOSK

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, AT 1:30 P.M. AT 226 ROME STREET

Devils and United will donate 225 pairs of ice hockey skates to community;

Event will offer two Community Skate sessions with Hockey in New Jersey and Devils volunteers, the Devils Mascot, and Devils Alumnus Colin White

 Newark, NJ –- April 8, 2022 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the City of Newark will join the New Jersey Devils and United to open the newly renovated Ironbound Rink Community Skate and Skate Kiosk tomorrowSaturday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the Ironbound Rink, which is located at 226 Rome Street. The Devils and United will donate 225 pairs of ice hockey skates to the local community, making it more accessible to youth and families to learn and practice the art of ice-skating.

 Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Senior Services Director Patrick Council, Devils alumnus, two-time Stanley Cup Champion Colin White, and executives with United and Devils Arena Entertainment will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will include two Community Skate sessions, led by the Devils mascot, Mr. White, New Jersey Devils employees, and Hockey in New Jersey volunteers, for residents and attendees. There will be various family fun activities on-site.

“We are excited for opening day and to provide Newark residents, particularly our youth, with access to a first-class ice-skating rink, enabling them to stay active and healthy, while creating incredible experiences for the whole family to enjoy,” said Mayor Baraka. “Working with many partners, we have created outstanding recreation facilities, which have improved the quality of life for all our residents. I thank the Devils and United for being true supporters and for their commitment to Newark.”

“At United, we believe in connecting people and investing in the communities where we live and work,” said Rodney Cox, United’s Vice President of Airport Operations at Newark. “Our partnership with the New Jersey Devils to renovate the Ironbound Community Skate and Skate Kiosk is not only focused on ensuring local youth engage in healthy activities, but that we break down barriers and inspire future generations.”

“The New Jersey Devils and United are proud to introduce Newark residents to the sport of ice skating with the opening of a newly remodeled skate kiosk in the Ironbound Recreation Center rink,” said Jake Reynolds, President, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “We continue to be committed to our Newark neighbors – aiming to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live, work and play. Not only does this help promote physical fitness, it makes ice skating and learning the game of hockey more accessible to the families and young people of our City.” 

About New Jersey Devils: The New Jersey Devils are part of the 32-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are in their 39th season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003. Follow the Devils at www.NewJerseyDevils.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The New Jersey Devils organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.

About United: United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  For more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol UAL.

 -NEWARK-

For more information on the City of Newark, please visit our website at www.newarknj.gov

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