It started out as a fun and funky promotion 39 years ago, and now the Kalamazoo  Wings' Green Ice game is growing into a Green Ice Weekend.

The K-Wings made the announcement Monday, saying the first of the two games, on Saturday, March 14th, of the weekend ahead of St. Patrick's Day  is close to sold out. Now, a second  game, on Friday, March 13th, will also feature green ice.

The opponents on Saturday night will bet the Cincinnati Cyclones, and Friday night, the K-Wings will skate against the Newfoundland Growlers. Friday night will still be Guns and Hoses Night, honoring police, firefighters and first responders.

The K-Wings became to first hockey team to dye their ice in 1982. The promotion has grown both locally and across the continent. The K-Wings now play mulitple games with the dyed ice surface, with Orange ice at Halloween, and Pink ice at Valentine's Day. The promotion has been duplicated elsewhere, too.

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