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September 18, 2014
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Wanda Polisseni dropped the first puck at the Gene Polisseni Center opening tonight. more »
This is a special edition of News & Events Daily for tonight’s opening and dedication of the Gene Polisseni Center. Go to rit.edu/news/polisseni.php for the latest news, photos, videos, tweets—and see how many goals you can make in Ritchie’s Shootout game!

Today’s Top Stories
story photoPolisseni Center opens with a roar
RIT alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community got their first look at the Tigers’ new $38 million den today during a dedication ceremony.
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story photoRIT, community fans thrilled by Polisseni Center ‘wow factor’
Fans explored the arena with carnival games, complimentary concessions, self-guided tours, photo ops with Ritchie and an open skate session.
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story photoOrange seat commemorates alumnus
The one orange seat among the 3,999 black and gray seats in the Gene Polisseni Center honors goaltender Green B. Williams ’78. Williams was killed in a U.S. Air Force pilot-training accident on March 21, 1984.
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Featured Video
Polisseni Center playlist
Watch videos on the construction of the $38 million, 112,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art arena as well as current and past coverage by local news stations. watch video »

Photo Galleries
Before and after
See photos from tonight’s dedication ceremony and a gallery of the arena construction.

Thank You, Donors
Hockey fans make Gene Polisseni Center a reality
The Gene Polisseni Center wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the RIT and local communities, and donations are still being accepted.
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RIT in the News
WUHF
RIT on TV: Live Polisseni Center preview (Part 1)
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WUHF
RIT on TV: Live Polisseni Center preview (Part 2)
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WUHF
RIT on TV: Live Polisseni Center preview (Part 3)
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Democrat and Chronicle
Inside RIT's new hockey arena
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Democrat and Chronicle
RIT hockey will open season in new arena
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USCHO.com
RIT announces major fundraising plan for new arena
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Rochester Business Journal
Pictometry co-founder gives RIT $1M toward hockey arena
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Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Exhibition game: Women vs. Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy, 7 p.m. Sept. 29, Polisseni Center

Game: Women vs. Union College, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Polisseni Center

Exhibition game: Men vs. Brock University, 7:05 p.m. Oct. 4, Polisseni Center

Game: Men vs. St. Lawrence University, 7:05 p.m. Oct. 10, Polisseni Center

One Spirit Global Hockey Fest: International celebration, Oct. 11, Polisseni Center

Skate with the Tigers: 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Polisseni Center

Brick City Homecoming: Men vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Blue Cross Arena, Rochester

Men’s hockey full schedule

Women’s hockey full schedule

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