ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rochester's downtown minor league baseball stadium is set to host the first outdoor game ever played by the city's professional hockey team.
Crews have been working for weeks to transform Frontier Field into the Frozen Frontier, home of the 10-day outdoor hockey festival that starts on Friday night with the Rochester Americans hosting the Lake Erie Monsters in an American Hockey League matchup.
The weekend schedule includes games featuring men's and women's college teams from Rochester and elsewhere in upstate New York and a Buffalo Sabres-Rochester Amerks alumni game.
A 3-on-3 pond hockey tournament, open skate sessions and a full slate of local high school games are scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 20-22.
For ticket and schedule information, check out www.frozenfrontier2013.com .