PAL Day at the Penn Ice Rink
On Tuesday, March 22nd, Penn hosted the annual PAL Day at the Penn Ice Rink at the Class of 1923 Arena. The University of Pennsylvania Divisions of Business Services and Public Safety sponsor the event, along with a small grant by the Coca-Cola Company.
PAL kids were provided a safe and fun evening, learning to ice skate. The kids interacted with Penn Police and Philadelphia Police officers and Penn student volunteers. The Penn Ice Hockey Club assisted the kids on the ice, showing the PAL kids a few of their tricks. In addition to free ice time, the kids were provided with skates, pizza, soft drinks and more – at no cost. Each of PAL’s 19 centers were represented at this event, with attendance of over 200 PAL kids.
Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety, stated of the event, “We love bringing PAL kids to campus, where they can have a safe, fun and nurturing experience.