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Ice hockey club Kunlun Red Star name Wayne Gretzky as global ambassador

By Andrea Huang 09 Aug 2018

HC Kunlun Red Star has partnered with famous ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, with Gretzky becoming the club’s global ambassador. The two parties will aim to promote the development of Chinese ice hockey, especially youth ice hockey. The news was announced by the club on August 7. 

Kunlun Red Star will co-create the ice hockey school brand, Kunlun Red Star Gretzky Hockey School, with Gretzky, to provide a top class learning environment for young Chinese ice hockey players aged 8 to 17 years old. They hope to set up 20-30 ice hockey schools across China in the next five years and educate more than 20,000 young athletes. 

Gretzky will visit Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai to attend activities and training camps for one week, starting from September 12th. 

Kunlun Red Star have been making great efforts in the development of ice hockey in China and this is the first ice hockey school brand they have created. 

Reference: Sina Sports

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