TIM HORTONS® US CELEBRATES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE TIM HORTONS ICEPLEX WITH A DAY OF FREE SKATING AND YOUTH JERSEY GIVEAWAYS
NEW YORK – Tim Hortons is excited to be celebrating the grand opening of the newly renamed Tim Hortons® Iceplex on Feb. 23 with a day of free skating for the local community to enjoy, as well as giveaways of Timbits® youth hockey jerseys while supplies last.*
The Tim Hortons Iceplex is a community hub for tournaments, special events, and enriching community programming – highlighting the new multi-year sponsorship between Tim Hortons and the Monroe Community Sports Centre Corp (MCSCC).
“Given our brand’s extensive history with hockey and our love for fostering community, Tim Hortons is honored to join with MCSCC and to be a part of this incredible facility. This relationship will allow us to serve even more members of the Rochester community, while continuing to sport our love for the hockey fanbase. We’re inviting the whole community to come join us for the grand opening!” said Katerina Glyptis, Regional President of Tim Hortons US.
Members of the community can join us at the Tim Hortons Iceplex (located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road) starting at 10:45 a.m. for a chance to take to the ice for a free skate. An official ribbon cutting ceremony is open to all to attend at 11:30 a.m. Community members who would like to register for free skating will need to sign up at www.timhortonsiceplex.com.
Free skating is first come first serve and will be available during the following timeslots:
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
"The grand opening of the Tim Hortons Iceplex marks a thrilling new chapter for this beloved community hub," says Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. "This relationship with Tim Hortons goes far beyond just a name change. It signifies a shared commitment to fostering a vibrant future for sports and recreation in Rochester. We're excited to welcome the community to celebrate with us on February 23rd, enjoy a day of free skating, and witness the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for the Tim Hortons Iceplex."
*200 free youth Timbits jerseys available while supplies last. One per child.
About Tim Hortons®
Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp® Beverages), baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 5,700 systemwide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at timhortons.com.
ROCHESTER PRESIDENTIAL POWER-PLAY YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT BRINGS BIG ECONOMIC BOOST TO MONROE COUNTY
The Rochester Presidential Power-Play youth hockey tournament kicks off this weekend at the Tim Hortons Iceplex, attracting 49 teams and over 2,000 players and families from across the Northeast US and Canada. The tournament is expected to generate over $1 million in economic impact for Monroe County.
“Rochester is a premier sports tourism destination, and we’re thrilled to welcome so many youth hockey players and their families,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director at Tim Hortons Iceplex. “The Rochester Presidential Power-Play is just one of six MyHockey Tournaments we host annually, and our community consistently provides an outstanding experience for visitors.”
Dates: February 17th-19th, 2024
Location: Tim Hortons Iceplex, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Full Event Information: myhockeytournaments.com/locations/rochester/rochester-presidential-power-play
The Rochester Golf Expo will make its much anticipated return to the newly renamed Tim Hortons Iceplex this upcoming March 16th & 17th. This annual event brings together the Rochester and Western New York golfing community and provides its visitors with many exciting activities and can’t miss deals to take advantage of right before the season kicks off.
For the third consecutive year, the Rochester Golf Expo has teamed up with First Tee – Western New York and the Rochester District Golf Association (RDGA) as the charitable partners for the event. All proceeds from the long putt contests will benefit both organizations. In addition, RDGA and First Tee – Western New York will be exhibiting at the event sharing their mission with expo attendees.
“As the regional Allied Golf Association of the USGA and leader of amateur golf in the area, the Rochester District Golf Association is proud to support the Rochester Golf Expo at Tim Hortons Iceplex, celebrating the many wonderful and vibrant people, places and events that make the local golfing community among the best in the country.” – Tim Vangellow, Executive Director of the Rochester District Golf Association.
"Tim Hortons Iceplex is thrilled to welcome back the Rochester Golf Expo for another exciting year of bringing together our vibrant golfing community. This event not only offers fantastic deals and activities but also supports important charitable causes like First Tee – Western New York and the Rochester District Golf Association. We're proud to be a part of showcasing the best of local golf and fostering connections within our community." - Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex
A full list of participating exhibitors will be available on RochesterGolfExpo.com. Current participants for the event include: Rochester District Golf Association, First Tee - Western New York, ScorZone Golf, SYNLawn Western New York, Lattimore Physical Therapy, Ravenwood Golf Club, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, Golf Youngstown, FarView Golf Club, Champion Hills Country Club, Best Travel Partners, Buffalo Cigars, Ironwood Golf Course, Dr. Mulligan’s Golf Balls, Chick-fil-a Henrietta, and more.
Current sponsors of the 2024 Rochester Golf Expo include: Rochester District Golf Association, First Tee - Western New York, ScorZone Golf, SynLawn Western New York, Westside Professional Landscape, Tim Hortons, Chef’s Bar & Grill, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A, and Visit Rochester.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 9th at 10:00am at RochesterGolfExpo.com.
Advanced Ticket Information:
Adult Admission: $10.00
Senior’s (65+): $8.00
Youth Admission (2-12): Free with the purchase of an adult ticket
Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase for an additional $2.00 per ticket at the door on the day of the event.
For questions and more information about the event, please visit RochesterGolfExpo.com, or email info@RochesterGolfExpo.com.
Hockey Tournament to Benefit First Responder Mental Health Organization
Rochester, NY (January 30, 2024) – Tim Hortons Iceplex is proud to announce the first-ever Guardian's Cup, a charitable hockey tournament exclusively for first responders. This three-day event, taking place April 12th to 14th, 2024, goes beyond goals and saves, aiming to raise critical funds for the New York Law Enforcement Assistance Program (NYLEAP) while fostering camaraderie and celebrating the dedication of those who keep our communities safe.
The Guardian's Cup is more than just a tournament; it's a tribute to the resilience, courage, and spirit of service that define our first responders. Firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel, dispatchers, and military members are invited to lace up their skates, compete with their peers, and raise funds for an important cause. The Guardian's Cup is set to create a thrilling and fiercely competitive environment, attracting first responder teams from out of town to join the action
"We are thrilled to host the Guardian's Cup at the Tim Horton's Iceplex, and we're extending an invitation to all first responders to join us for an unforgettable weekend," says Justin Stranz, Tournament Organizer. "This is a chance to showcase your skills, build connections, and support a great cause."
“This tournament is not just about hockey; it's about rallying together to make a difference,” says Tournament Director Chris Brewster. “All proceeds from the Guardian's Cup will go directly to NYLEAP, supporting their vital work in assisting first responders and their families.”
Dates: April 12-14, 2024
Location: Tim Horton's Iceplex, Rochester, NY
Registration: Visit www.guardianscup.com
Beneficiary: NYLEAP (www.nyleap.org)
Guardians Cup sponsors include Tim Hortons, Visit Rochester, Coca-Cola and Chef’s Bar & Grill. To learn more on how to become a sponsor of this great event, please contact Joe Dolce, email@example.com.
For more information please visit www.guardianscup.com. For media inquiries, please contact Tournament Director Chris Brewster by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYLEAP is a non-profit that offers no-cost mental health and wellness support to first responders and their families. They aim to reduce stress, trauma, and suicide rates within these communities through education, training, and peer support programs. NYLEAP provides confidential Post Critical Incident Seminars and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to help first responders heal and recover from difficult experiences. Their goal is to empower first responders with the tools they need to live healthier, happier lives and better serve their communities. www.nyleap.org
About Tim Horton's Iceplex
Tim Hortons Iceplex is a 176,000 square foot, participatory sports facility centrally located on the campus of Monroe Community College, in Rochester N.Y. It is home to 4 NHL sized ice rinks, including Chick-fil-A Arena, which can accommodate 1,750 spectators. The facility is home to Lattimore Physical Therapy, Lattimore Fitness, Chef's Bar & Grill, ScorZone Golf Center & Lounge and a Visit Rochester Tourism Center.
Tim Hortons Iceplex is excited to announce a new partnership with Chef's Catering, a locally owned and operated catering company. This partnership will bring a new dining experience to the Iceplex with the opening of Chef's Bar & Grill.
Chef's Catering, Rochester's 2023 Community Choice Award winner, has built a reputation for exceptional food and service since its 2011 founding by award-winning chef Mike Zazzaro. Their culinary empire extends beyond catering, with a fleet of popular food trucks (Chef's Mobile Kitchen, Eat Greek, and Sonny's Landing) and the recently renovated Chef's Event Center.
Opening its doors on January 3rd, Chef's Bar & Grill will debut with a diverse menu featuring delicious fare, beer, and wine, perfectly timed for the peak of the hockey season. Beyond immediate offerings, Chef's Bar & Grill promises a dynamic future.
"Chef's Catering is thrilled to join Tim Hortons Iceplex with a fresh vision for the facility's bar & restaurant," says owner Mike Zazzaro. "Expect a vibrant atmosphere, dynamic menus, and catering expertise honed over a decade of full-service catering, food trucks, and the party house. We're bringing the best of Chef's to the hockey and sports community!"
Throughout the remainder of the hockey season, collaborations will occur with customers to refine the menu, building a diverse selection unlike any other sports facility. By the 2024-25 season, plans include a full bar, team catering, and event services.
This collaboration signifies a major step forward for both organizations. Tim Hortons Iceplex strengthens its commitment to providing its 1.5 million annual guests a world-class experience, while Chef's Catering expands its reach and elevates Rochester's culinary scene.
"Mike's legendary expertise and team's innovative spirit are the perfect fit to bring our food and beverage vision to life," says Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. “We look forward to working with them as they develop a food and beverage offering that is unheard of for our industry, and can't wait to unveil this groundbreaking experience for our customers.”
Chef’s Bar & Grill is hiring for multiple positions at this new location. For more information on how to apply, please visit www.timhortonsiceplex.com/chefsbarandgrill.
Tim Hortons Iceplex is thrilled to announce a collaboration with ScorZoneGolf, a renowned leader in golf education and development in Western, NY. This partnership marks the unveiling of the Scorzone Golf Center and Lounge—an innovative addition to the Iceplex's offerings.
The newly renovated space features three cutting-edge Foresight simulator bays, a designated putting green, and a chic lounge area for guests to relax. Golf enthusiasts can immediately take advantage of a range of offerings, including public tee times, private events, and participation in golf leagues.
In addition, ScorZoneGolf Academy will provide golfers of all ages and skill levels with cutting-edge training opportunities. Headed by Professional Tour Coaches Caleb Scorsone and A.J. McAdam, the academy leverages advanced technology to enhance players' skills and deepen their understanding of the game. Personalized coaching, video analysis, launch monitor technology, and a diverse range of training aids ensure that students receive top-tier instruction. ScorZoneGolf brings over 65 years of collective expertise and a track record of success, having trained PGA/LPGA tour players, achieved major championship wins, secured multiple collegiate team and individual national championships, and garnered over 300 national junior tournament victories.
The union of ScorZoneGolf's educational prowess with Tim Hortons Iceplex's world-class facilities creates a comprehensive destination for golf education, practice, and entertainment.
"We are incredibly excited to announce this partnership with Tim Hortons Iceplex," said Caleb Scorsone, Co-Founder & Academy Director of Golf at ScorZoneGolf. "This collaboration represents a significant step forward in golf education and entertainment in Rochester. With our combined resources and commitment to excellence, we are confident that the Golf Academy and Center & Lounge will become a hub for golfers in the city, providing them with the best tools and experiences to enhance their game.
“Our partnership with ScorZoneGolf will add another layer of excitement and amenities for our customer base”, said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. “There are great synergies between golf and hockey, and this partnership will continue our mission of growing youth sports in Monroe County.”
ScorZone Golf Center & Lounge
2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623
For media inquiries, please contact
ABOUT THE SCORZONE GOLF
Located at the Tim Hortons Iceplex, ScorZone Golf offers the best technology around that includes three Foresight FSX Play GC Quad and GS Pro simulators, with a lounge and putting green. In addition to public tee times, leagues, and private events, they also offer world-class instruction led by two Professional Tour Coaches in the form of one on one coaching, and an award winning Junior Golf Academy. Enjoy unique year-round golf experience for all ages and skill levels. Plan your visit to discover the ultimate destination for refining skills and creating lasting golf memories.
The annual Rochester Winter Classic youth hockey tournament, produced by MyHockey Tournaments, is set to take place this weekend at Tim Hortons Iceplex.
The event will bring over 1,400 players and family members to Monroe County for the three-day event. In total, 34 teams from the Northeast United States and Canada will compete in the event.
“What truly sets Rochester apart from competing host cities across the United States, is a community that wholeheartedly embraces sports tourism, welcoming all visitors with open arms, providing them an experience that is second to none,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director at Tim Hortons Iceplex. “Over the course of the year, the Iceplex hosts six annual MyHockey Tournaments. Families and athletes have become fond of our community, its many amenities, and look forward to making Rochester a tournament destination within their hockey season.”
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the Rochester Winter Classic will generate $850,000 in economic impact to Monroe County.
Tournament Dates & Times
Friday, December 8th: 12:00pm to 10:50pm
Saturday, December 9th: 7:30am to 10:50pm
Sunday, December 10th: 7:00am to 3:30pm
Tim Hortons Iceplex
2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Full Event Information
UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE HOSTS THIS ANNUAL USHL AMERICAN CUP POWERED BY WEGMANS IN ROCHESTER N.Y.
The United States Hockey League is bringing the top junior hockey league in the nation to Rochester, N.Y., for the third annual USHL American Cup Powered by Wegmans from November 30-December 3 at Tim Hortons IcePlex and Rochester Ice Center. The USHL is proud to partner with Wegmans, a local grocery chain, to put on this specialty event, which features a pair of regular-season USHL games and a youth hockey tournament.
The USHL is the only Tier I Junior Hockey league in the United States and is composed of the best 16- to 20-year old hockey players from across the globe. When the USHL comes to Rochester, it will bring with it the Youngstown Phantoms and the Muskegon Lumberjacks, two of the League's 16 Member Clubs. The Phantoms, the defending Clark Cup champions, enter the game with three NHL Draft selections including Brandon Svoboda (San Jose Sharks, 2023, Third Round, #71), Andrew Strathmann (Columbus Blue Jackets, 2023, Fourth Round, #98) and Tomas Machu (New York Islanders, 2021, Round 7, #221) while the Lumberjacks have one of the top-rated prospects for the 2024 NHL Draft in forward Sacha Boisvert.
USHL games are scheduled for November 30 and December 1. Don't miss a second of the action and be sure to secure your seat today at www.timhortonsiceplex.com. Advance tickets are $15, and also available at the door for $18 until sold out. All sales are final with no refunds.
Youngstown Phantoms vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks
November 30, 2023
Game Starts: 7:05 p.m. EST
Doors Open 6:05 p.m.
Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Youngstown Phantoms
December 1, 2023
Game Starts 6:30 p.m. EST
Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
American Cup Powered By, Wegmans will feature a youth hockey tournament with teams at the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U levels
MEDIA INFORMATION & CONTACTS
United States Hockey League
Director of Player Personnel
Director of Media and Communications
Tim Hortons Iceplex
Be sure to visit ushl.com for more information on the USHL.
More than 5,000 attendees and athletes will visit Rochester this weekend at local hockey facilities across the county, including—Tim Hortons Iceplex. Rochester will play host to Premier Ice Prospects Roc City Girls Fest (October 27-29 and November 3-5), featuring 15 divisions and 174 teams.
“We are thrilled to continue hosting this event in the Rochester area year after year, especially in the newly renamed Tim Hortons Iceplex” said Brian Oliver, Tournament Director for Roc City Girls Fest. “Rochester’s hockey community has a long history and has become a hotbed for girls hockey in North America, fitting our vision of showcasing girls hockey on the national stage.”
“Participation of girls in ice hockey has grown significantly in recent years, and Rochester has become the hot bed of girls hockey in the United States, and Premier Ice Prospects has played an integral role in each of these cases,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. “We thank the entire Premier team for their dedication to supporting the female athlete, and for selecting Rochester as the host community for what has become the most storied event in the world of girls ice hockey.”
“Sports tourism and events like the Roc City Girls Fest play a critical role in the vitality of the tourism and hospitality industry in Monroe County - an industry with an economic impact of more than $1 billion,” said Don Jeffries, President & CEO, Visit Rochester. “We are thrilled to welcome thousands of youth athletes and their families to Rochester for this event. While here for the competition, these visitors will stay in local hotels, dine at local restaurants, shop locally and further contribute to the economic impact of tourism.”
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the ROC City Girls Fest will generate a total economic impact of $6,434,422.
Premier Ice Prospects ROC City Girls Fest
October 27-29, 2023
November 3-5, 2023
Where: Tim Hortons Iceplex, Lakeshore Hockey and Sports Center, Rochester Ice Center, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, Scottsville Ice Arena, Paul Louis Arena, and Gene Polisseni Center
Tim Hortons Iceplex
2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Full Event Information:
ABOUT PREMIER ICE PROSPECTS
Premier Ice Prospects was created with a passion and focus to provide female players the MOST Premier experiences and exposure opportunities. Director of Girls' Hockey, Kathy Pippy and her team have worked with hundreds of NCAA D1 and US & Canadian National team players over the past 15 years. Their passionate leadership, along with the best relationships in the game, will continue to guide the current and future prospects to the next level.
NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED WITH THE ICONIC COFFEE & RESTAURANT CHAIN
Tim Hortons®, one of the leaders in the restaurant and beverage industry specializing in coffee and baked goods, has teamed up with Monroe Community Sports Centre Corp (MCSCC), a versatile community sports center, to unveil a multi-year partnership. Today, the two entities proudly announced the rebranding of the MCSCC-owned venue, formerly known as Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, to now officially be named Tim Hortons Iceplex, effective immediately.
To mark the inception of this partnership, MCSCC and Tim Hortons jointly revealed the new Iceplex logo and associated branding assets, including external signage of the newly named Tim Hortons Iceplex. Over the next few months, all external signage at the venue will undergo a seamless transition to reflect the new name and brand identity. In addition, a grand opening kickoff celebration for Tim Hortons Iceplex is in the works for January 2024.
This strategic partnership is built on a mutual commitment to fostering a dynamic future for sports and sports tourism in Rochester. With Tim Hortons' rich hockey heritage, the brand is excited to be more ingrained in the Rochester community by showcasing its enthusiasm for the sport.
Moreover, the brand will be prominently featured throughout the facility, with large-scale, premium branding and signage—both inside and outside the building. This synergy between Tim Hortons and MCSCC is poised to elevate the sports experience for everyone involved.
"We are thrilled about our partnership with Tim Hortons, a company synonymous with hockey. Having their name associated with our facility is a source of great pride for our entire team," said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. "This collaboration marks the dawn of a new era for our facility, allowing us to broaden our mission of delivering high-quality sports and community programming."
“Given our brand’s extensive history with hockey and our love for fostering community, Tim Hortons is honored to join with MCSCC to be a part of this incredible facility. This partnership will allow us to serve even more members of the Rochester community, while continuing to sport our love for the hockey fanbase. We look forward to the grand opening!” said Katerina Glyptis, Regional President of Tim Hortons US.
Constructed in 1998, MCSCC is situated within the town of Brighton, nestled on the Monroe Community College Campus. Since its inception, MCSCC has been unwavering in its commitment to serving the community, emerging as a vital catalyst for sports tourism. This dynamic facility has significantly contributed to Monroe County's economy, yielding an estimated economic impact of $60 million annually.
With the establishment of this transformative partnership with Tim Hortons, MCSCC is poised to reinforce its mission and expand its reach. This alliance will empower MCSCC to attract a greater number of tournaments, special events, and enriching community programming, thereby enhancing its role as a hub for sports and recreation.
About Tim Hortons Iceplex
Tim Hortons Iceplex is a 176,000 square foot multi-use sports facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College. It features four NHL-sized ice rinks. Tim Hortons Iceplex serves over 1.5 million visitors annually. Tim Hortons Iceplex is located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623.
About Tim Hortons®
Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp® Beverages), baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 5,100 systemwide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at timhortons.com.