Section 1 chairman John Orlando has sent out some more information about Tate Rink, the site of Sunday’s Division I and Division II championship games:
West Point is one of the most beautiful colleges in the country. Tate Rink is the finest rink on the East Coast. Take advantage of this event by coming early and touring the Military Academy. It is a history lesson in itself and in these troubled times one can reflect about all the great men and women who have graduated from West Point who are keeping our country free and safe.
You will need a picture ID to gain access to the grounds (16 and over). A highly trained security staff will allow you to pass rather quickly and a more than 15 minute wait will be highly unusual.
If you are traveling north on Route 9W there are two gates you can use:
Thayer Gate: Take the right exit after the car wash and proceed through the Village of Highland Falls to the gate. If you want to go to the museum it is before the gate.
Stony Lonesome Gate: Proceed past the first exit off 9W, go up the hill and take the next exit. This gate gives you direct access to the rink, which is right next to the football stadium.
Tickets will cost $10.00 for the double header. No passes will be honored. Division 1 at 4 PM. Division 2 approximately 630 PM.
There is plenty of seating and all the seats have a great view. It is not cold in the rink so you can watch in comfort. No outside food will be allowed but they have a very good snack bar setup. They also have a souvenir stand that will be open. We are asking that the home team fans sit in the sections behind the teams and the visitors opposite the teams. Signs will direct you. No signs only school banners allowed. No noise makers of any kind are allowed.
This is going to be a great day and hopefully a day that Section 1 hockey will show its stuff. The teams that are still left in the tournament are highly skilled and promise to put on a great event. Let’s Fill the Place.