BOSTON (CBS) – After the success of the 2010 Winter Classic, Fenway Park will once again be turned into a hockey rink this winter.

Termed Frozen Fenway 2012, the famous ballpark will play host to a Hockey East doubleheader in January with four New England schools going against each other.

On January 7, 2012, the University of Vermont will take on UMass at 4pm, followed by the University of New Hampshire battling the University of Maine at 7:30pm.

“Any Division I hockey program would be ecstatic to have the opportunity to play at Fenway Park – such a historic site and venue,” said UMass head coach Dan Cahoon. “The game itself will be extremely meaningful because it is at the start of the second half of the year, a critical part of the season, within the Hockey East alignment. These games will be hard-fought, the teams are going to be well-prepared, and the results will be of significant value to the league standings for Umass and all the programs involved.”

“I’m absolutely thrilled for UNH men’s hockey to be part of the Frozen Fenway doubleheader. I believe the UNH/Maine rivalry is as good as any in college hockey and bringing the game to a venue like Fenway Park is huge,” said UNH head coach Dick Umile. “Being from Boston, it doesn’t get any better than playing at Fenway Park.”

Tickets for the games go on sale September 13.

There will also be two free community skates scheduled during the two weeks the ice will be on the Fenway field.


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