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Date: 10/05/2018

The Dialogue with Buzz Parrinello

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So, here we go with our 121st installment visiting with Buzz Parrinello, ticket director from the Knoxville Ice Bears.
Who are the Ice Bears? The Knoxville Ice Bears organization began in 2002 and was an inaugural charter member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) in 2004. As four-time SPHL Champions, the Ice Bears are an experienced and established organization, offering the city and its visitors a balanced product of highlight-reel hockey, unique and exciting intermission activity and endless fan interaction, presenting the most affordable, family-friendly way to enjoy sports and entertainment.
Describe your customers. Our fans are the best in the Southern Professional Hockey League, averaging close to 4,000 fans per game. If you are looking for a fun and relaxing evening with Knoxville's only professional sports team, come catch an Ice Bears game. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or via the web at If you have a group of 10 or more, call the office at 865-525-7825 for special pricing and free gifts. You can also email us at for additional information.
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