Thousands of students flooded Panther Arena for the Milwaukee Admirals’ hockey game Wednesday.
In a crowd of almost 7,000, about 6,000 people needed a permission slip to watch the 10:30 a.m. Admirals game.
It's a fun way for season ticket holder Brian Marx to share his love of the game with his students.
"They get excited to come to this because they want to see what it's all about and why I like it so much," Marx said.
It makes it easier for him and other teachers to sneak in the educational curriculum the Admirals designed to help kids turn this fun day into a learning day.
"We take a lot of nutrition aspects and then we also integrate some of the math and science aspects into it," Marx said, who teaches physical education.
The Admirals give students activity packets that incorporate hockey into math, science, geography, history and physical education. High school students also had the chance to go to the arena early Wednesday to learn pre-college skills like finance management.
"It's a nice little melting pot of kids who are here from all over the area," said Jon Greenberg, President of the Milwaukee Admirals.
Wednesday was the last game designated for students, but the Admirals’ plan to do more next year.
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