NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE : OMX ), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced that it has teamed up with the Chicago Park District to give away free skate passes1 for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter Festival exclusively at select Chicago-area OfficeMax stores. Starting at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 6, select Chicagoland OfficeMax stores will hand out a total of 3,000 passes to the public for the free skate events on Feb. 2 and Feb. 18 at Soldier Field.
This is the first time that outdoor hockey is coming to Soldier Field so the tickets – which will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis – are expected to go fast.
"OfficeMax is pleased to sponsor the Hockey City Classic and to provide the Chicagoland area the unique opportunity to skate at Soldier Field," said Ravi Saligram, OfficeMax President and CEO. "Chicago is a sports town, and we're thrilled to support an event that promises to both entertain and celebrate our city."
The public skate events are part of OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter Festival activities scheduled from Feb. 1–18 for Chicagoland residents and visitors through the Chicago Park District. Other festival events include the High School Hockey Faceoff Feb. 8-9, as well as private ice rentals and community hockey events. Details for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter Festival are available at www.hockeycityclassic.com.
OfficeMax expects significant demand for the tickets. Passes may be obtained at the following OfficeMax locations:
- Fullerton Plaza: 1829 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago
- Rivercrest Shopping Center: 4921 West Cal-Sag Road, Crestwood
- Forest Plaza: 6455 East State Street, Rockford
- New York Square: 4338 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
- Oakbrook Court Shopping Center: 1500 16th Street, Suite C, Oakbrook
- Grand Hunt Center: 6523 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
- Willow Creek Retail Center: 2211 Willow Road, Glenview
- Poplar Creek Crossing: 2570 Sutton Road, Hoffman Estates
OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and nearly 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville. The company is dedicated to the growth and improvement of Chicagoland area, and is involved in the community through various activities, including the recent candy train float in the Thanksgiving Parade, sponsorship of the annual OfficeMax Green Tie Ball in conjunction with Chicago Gateway Green and the marquee sponsorship of the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Chicago Gala Dinner and Auction.
The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic is organized by Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Sports Commission.
For more information about the free skate event and participating OfficeMax locations visit officemax.com/loveschicago. For information, including ticket sales and schedule information visit HockeyCityClassic.com. For more information about OfficeMax products and services, visit OfficeMax.com.
About Soldier Field
Soldier Field, Chicago's premier event venue, hosts over 200 public and private events annually. The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. Soldier Field is the first stadium in North America and the only NFL stadium to be awarded LEED-EB Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council. Visit www.SoldierField.net or call to learn more about its greening initiatives.
About Chicago Park District
For more information about the Chicago Park District's more than 8,100 acres of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.
About the Chicago Sports Commission
The Chicago Sports Commission is a division of Choose Chicago, Inc. Together, we market Chicago as the premier tourist and sports destination in the world. The Chicago Sports Commission actively recruits and attracts sporting events to Chicago and works to enhance the image of Chicago as a world-class sports town. For more information, visit www.chicagosportscommission.com.
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media. Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City Classic, Women's Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE : OMX ) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home. The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.
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1A limited supply of free skate passes are available at select OfficeMax - Chicago, IL metro locations starting January 6, 2013. Passes will be available on a first come basis. Limit 4 passes per household; skate rental and parking not included. Free skate days are Saturday February 2, 2013 and Monday February 18, 2013. No rain checks or substitutions will be given. Passes are not redeemable for cash. Cash value of each pass is .001¢.
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