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Q: Will high schools play at HARBORCENTER?

A: High school teams and leagues have been in contact about using the Rinks at HARBORCENTER for high school play. Specific arrangements have not been finalized

Q: How much does it cost to rent the ice?

A: Ice time will be offered at a local market rate

Q: What girls hockey programs will be offered at HARBORCENTER?

A: HARBORCENTER will have girls hockey programming and extra locker rooms to ensure the necessary flexibility to host a variety of girls teams and events

Q: Will clinics be offered at HARBORCENTER?

A: The Academy of Hockey will provide on-ice, off-ice, and classroom programming for players and coaches. Check out the Academy of Hockey page for more information

Q: Will the Buffalo Junior Sabres youth hockey teams play at HARBORCENTER?

A: Yes, HARBORCENTER and the Buffalo Junior Sabres Youth Hockey Organization are committed to expanding and enhancing the quality and quantity of hockey talent across the region

Q: What else will be going on at the rinks besides ice hockey?

A: HARBORCENTER will host public skates on a number of Buffalo Sabres’ game days and at other times during the year. In addition, HARBORCENTER will be home to numerous regional, national, international and community events

Q: Will HARBORCENTER have a learn-to-skate program?

A: Yes, HARBORCENTER will offer a learn-to-skate program. Please check back this summer for more information

Q: Will skate rentals be available at HARBORCENTER?

A: Yes, visitors of HARBORCENTER will be able to rent skates

Q: Will HARBORCENTER have Concessions and a Pro-Shop?

A: HARBORCENTER’s concessions and pro-shop will provide additional convenience for fans, players and coaches. For more information check out our About the Rinks page

Q: Will there be Adult Hockey Leagues at HARBORCENTER?

A: Yes, if you are interested and want more information on adult leagues, please check out our Adult Hockey page

Q: Will there be a box office to purchase tickets to watch Jr. Sabres, Canisius College, and other events?

A: No, Canisius College and the Buffalo Junior Sabres will be offering tickets and packages through their traditional outlets. Most events at HARBORCENTER will be free of charge to spectators

Q: What other special events do you anticipate HARBORCENTER will bring to Buffalo?

A: HARBORCENTER’s relationship with the Sabres, the NHL, the Buffalo Junior Sabres, USA Hockey and the IIHF make the complex a natural fit for a number of exciting events

Q: What additional parking space does HARBORCENTER provide?

A: HARBORCENTER has a 5-level parking ramp with over 750 parking spaces

Q: What is the seating capacity for the Rinks at HARBORCENTER?

A: Rink 1 will seat over 1,800 fans and the Rink 2 will seat over 135 fans

Q: Will HARBORCENTER offer ADM hockey?

A: HARBORCENTER has a cross-rink board system that can be put in place for ADM hockey regulations