The Hershey Bears will take the ice outside in their hometown in 2013. The announcement came before Saturday's game that the Bears will play in Hersheypark Stadium next winter. The game will be played on January 20, 2013 against the Wilkes- Barre/ Scranton Penguins.

Next year's game will mark the sixth time that AHL teams have played outdoor games. Next year's contest will be Hershey's second chance to hit the ice outdoors, the first coming this season in Philadelphia.

The game will mark the 75th year of Hershey Bears hockey.

Bears season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets starting on June 18th.