It’s home to the oldest indoor hockey rink in the world–and with their rich hockey history, Calumet is staking their claim to the title of Hockeyville USA.
Calumet threw their hat into the ring–or rather rink–for the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition early on—which includes a prize of $150,000 for rink improvements and brings a pre-season NHL game to the area.
To show everyone’s support for Calumet, all friends of the Calumet Hockey Association and the Calumet Colosseum are asked to participate in a group photo today at 11 a.m. in front of the storied ice rink on Red Jacket Road.
The Kraft Hockeyville USA contest involves nominating a rink in the community. Because there is so much hockey history in the Upper Peninsula…there are multiple communities competing for the title.
The city of Houghton is calling for people to come show their support for Dee Stadium in the PACK the DEE event tomorrow evening at 6:00. There will be a group photo so come in your hockey jerseys, if you have one. Afterwards…there will be free Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
Nominations must be made at www.krafthockeyville.com and as of this morning, both Calumet’s Colosseum and Houghton’s Dee Stadium were trailing the Lakeshore Center in Marquette.
Does Marquette really have more passion for hockey and a richer history of the sport? If you don’t think so, then you should nominate your rink and attend the photo shoots.
Up to three rinks can be nominated per email address.
Nominations must be made by March 18th.