March 2019

A night out at Skate with the Greats

For the past 10 years, we have been the proud title sponsor of Skate with the Greats, an annual event at the iconic Rockefeller Center in New York City. This family friendly evening features ice skating alongside New York Rangers hockey legends, food and a live and silent auction. It provides a fun event for employees, clients, families, and supporters of the Ronald McDonald House, all while raising money for this worthy cause. Join us below as we walk through the exciting day and event.

night out with the greats

3:43 p.m. We arrive at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with colleagues from RBC as well as staff and supporters of the Ronald McDonald House New York to ring the Closing Bell. Before the 4:00 p.m. bell ringing, Bobby Grubert, Co-Head of Global Equities, and Board Member at the House, speaks to the crowd about the significance of this event as we celebrated its 25th year.

night out with the greats

3:58 p.m. Minutes before ringing the bell, guests stand beneath the bell and sign their name in the book of distinguished NYSE guests.

4:00 p.m. Markets are officially closed!

night out with the greats

4:32 p.m. Rick Tejpaul and Bobby Grubert from RBC pose for a photo with Ronald McDonald House Board Member Steve Bensinger and Hockey Legend and New York Rangers Hall of Famer, Rod Gilbert who is also the host for the evening’s event.

night out with the greats

6:03 p.m. Attendees arrive at Rockefeller Center and enjoy bidding on silent auction items with all proceeds going directly to Ronald McDonald House New York. Ronald McDonald House focuses on keeping families close by providing temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment.

night out with the greats

6:45 p.m. Rod Gilbert invites Bobby Grubert on stage with other New York Rangers alumni to thank him and RBC for their ongoing support of the Ronald McDonald House New York and for sponsoring Skate with the Greats for the 10th consecutive year.

night out with the greats

7:18 p.m. Former Captain, Brian Leetch and former left winger, Mike Hartman of the New York Rangers sign autographs and pucks for fans.

night out with the greats

7:44 p.m. Skaters create a conga line on the ice at the famous Rockefeller Center ice rink.

“The relationship that RBC shares with Ronald McDonald House is so special because it unites colleagues in North America, Europe and in Asia in the pursuit of one the firm’s guiding principles: to help communities prosper. There is meaningful engagement at so many levels. Colleagues are able to collaborate and develop new skills as they volunteer their services in Ronald McDonald House kitchens, accommodation areas and gardens.”

– Bobby Grubert

Did you know?

  • RBC Capital Markets has provided over $3,600,000 to Ronald McDonald House New York in the last 10 years to help families in need.
  • RBC employees and clients volunteer their time to host dinner at the House at least twice a month, providing meals to over 110 people each time.
  • Globally, RBC is one of the largest corporate donors to Ronald McDonald House.

Learn more about Ronald McDonald House New York.