My Hero Zero will become the first band to play at the Pegula Ice Arena at 7 p.m. on Sunday during “Rock The Ice,” a free event designated for summer student orientation.
My Hero Zero will play a normal set as it overlooks the varsity rink, which will be open to skating. Director Cyndy Biek said the event is meant for the 1,200 students getting oriented into LEAP and the other 800 taking University Park classes this summer. It’s free of charge with a Penn State ID, but the primary goal of the event is for new students to meet one another. Part of Rock The Ice will be funding through UPAC.
Biek said she polled students about which band should become Pegula’s first, and My Hero Zero was the most popular choice, so the LEAPers will get an early taste of Jason O. and Co.’s stylings.
It’ll be intriguing to see how this event goes. Biek did note that the acoustics in the Peg are not desirable with its ice, metal and glass. But if the Peg can become a viable option for music acts, more cool opportunities such as this would figure to be on the horizon.