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The Draft Day Party, presented by 84 Lumber and FedEx Ground, will be held in the South Parking Lot (across Centre Avenue from CONSOL Energy Center) from 4:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday. The party will feature barbecue and other food, a beer garden, interactive games and a big screen. Music will be provided by the band Lovebettie, and the event will be hosted by Abby from 105.9 The X.
The Penguins also will erect a synthetic ice rink in the plaza outside the American Eagle Gate, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place. Skating is free, and 200 pairs of free rental skates will be available (fans are asked NOT to bring their own skates). The public skating sessions will be held from 12 noon-5:30 p.m. on Friday and starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The first round of the draft will be held Friday, starting at 7 p.m. Rounds 2-7 will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. All tickets for the draft have been distributed.
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