The Puerto Rico Men’s National Ice Hockey Team is scheduled to skate into Orlando on February 17,18, and 19 as part of a new multi-city exhibition series.

The Serie de Desafiadores will take place at the Ice Factory of Central Florida in Kissimmee and in the Amway Center in Parramore next month, and it will be the first time the Puerto Rico Men’s National Team will take to the ice since winning LATAM Championship in September of 2022, a competition dedicated to the best teams in Latin America.

Luis Vargas, Vice President of the Puerto Rico Ice Hockey Association (Website), who was born in San Juan, raised in Levittown, and now resides in Tampa, said “Ice Hockey is a non-traditional sport for the Caribbean, but it is contagious. We have extremely talented athletes that take great pride in representing Puerto Rico. This event is an opportunity for PRIHA to connect with the Orlando community, or ‘the Second Puerto Rico’ as they are now calling it, and to create an exciting atmosphere! We fully expect the Boricua passion, dancing, and chanting to be in full effect during the event.” 

The event will be held in partnership with both the Orlando Solar Bears and the Florida Puerto Rican Parade, which is scheduled to take place on April 22. 

“The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to host the Puerto Rican Men’s National Ice Hockey Team for their Serie de Desafiadores. As we continue to grow the game of hockey in Central Florida, we have partnered with PRIHA to introduce hockey to new fans, young and old. Much like our Solar Bears fans, we know the passion that Puerto Ricans have for their athletes and cannot wait to experience the atmosphere at AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center when the National Team hits the ice!” 


Tickets are available HERE for purchase and start at $15 for a single ticket.

Brendan O'Connor

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