Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Mellon Arena Christmas Ornaments!
The Civic Arena will probably be coming down after much dispute and arguments by those on both sides of the issue. But whether you are pro or con, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has come up with a very cool use for the arena's famous steel roof. They are offering two Christmas ornaments, hand-hammered from pieces of the steel roof.
The pieces were designed and produced by Wendell August Forge in Grove City. One side depicts either the Civic Arena with a Downtown backdrop or the logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who played there from 1967 to 2010. The back of each ornament bears an authenticity stamp and the initials of the artisan who made the piece. They weigh about a pound and a half each, and measure roughly 4 by 5 inches. They are priced at $29 each plus shipping and can be purchased at the foundation's web site. Proceeds will fund a new sports program in Allegheny County schools.
If you do plan on ordering, you'd better do it quick! 1000 were sold in the first 3 hours after the press release went out on Tuesday.
Metro Pittsburgh Real Estate
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation