Skating On Pink For Cancer

By WBNG News

Skating On Pink For Cancer

March 22, 2012 Updated Mar 22, 2012 at 5:34 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome Community College adds a touch of pink to its ice rink for this weekends Hockey for Hope Game.

It's the third annual game, but the first time they're painting the ice pink.

Action News caught up with the BCC teams as they were putting on the first coat of paint.

After the first coat, organizers will flood the rink to build up the ice for skaters.

Organizers says painting the rink is just another way to honor those affected by cancer.

For players and spectators, the game is an emotional one, remembering those who have lost their battle with cancer and honoring the ones who are still fighting.

"A couple of the guys skating have had cancer in the past. They've beaten cancer. Both have had it twice," says ice director Brian Laing.

The rink will stay pink for the next few weeks.

The puck will drop Saturday night at 7 P.M..

There is no charge, but donations are accepted at the door.