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Local students get today`s lessons from the ice

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Inside the center, there were more than 7,000 excited kids, but don't let the fun they had fool you, they were learning. Inside the center, there were more than 7,000 excited kids, but don't let the fun they had fool you, they were learning.

Some kids from local schools got their lessons on the ice Tuesday at the Ford Center.

Dozens of school buses were parked on surrounding streets and thousands of area children were inside the center, learning lessons from the Evansville Icemen. 

Inside the center, there were more than 7,000 excited kids, but don't let the fun they had fool you, they were learning.

"It's an educational field trip. We incorporate science math, English, health," said Kara Hillstead with the Icemen's Game Day Operations.

Ask Isaac Scheller what he learned watching the game.

"We were learning about the physics of how ice works, like how it slides and glides because there is less friction," Isaac said.

"We've been learning like the circumference of the hockey puck and the diameter of the rink," said Graci Owens.

For some students, like Calvin Wilder, this is their first time seeing the Icemen play.

"A lot of hockey and a lot of fights, and I'm just a huge fan of the Icemen," Calvin said.

Organizers tell 14 News the event was so popular this year they had to turn some schools away. Next year, they say they might be more than one education day. 

"It's something we're looking into, I think there's a need just so we can accommodate all the schools that are in town," Hillstead said.

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