Koprivnica’s fairytale started by releasing hundreds of glowing lampions with good wishes to the sky and there to help celebrations were three Medvescak hockey players Jiri Smejkal, Samson Mahbod and Derek Smith.
They opened the ice rink with the members of Kids sports school and later on helped the mayor cut the big Dolcela cake made by Podravka, Medvescak’s partner, for everyone present.
“ We truly enjoyed Koprivnica’s fairytale, they really made something special here. We were thrilled by people and the organisation, and of course, to skate out there and toss the puck with the kids on the open was the best,” Bears’d D-man Smith said.
Check out the photo gallery to see how it all started.