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4th Annual Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest

Tuesday, 07.19.2011 / 12:55 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Jon Chase
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4th Annual Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest

Hello All, I hope everyone is having a great day and summer!

The 4th annual Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest is upon us!  We have had an exciting summer with the team and in the community. It is now time to come together at the RBC Center and talk about it on Friday, July 22. You all know the deal, it is for folks of all ages, life long Caniacs, new Caniacs or still trying to figure hockey and you just don’t know it yet but you are a Caniac. Long story short, this event has a little something for everyone and it kicks off at 5:30 p.m.  See below for updates and additions

State of the Hurricanes (starts at 8:00 p.m.): 
Hosted by John Forslund, the State of the Hurricanes will include forward Chad LaRose and assistant coach Rod Brind’Amour.  Both guys had an eventful summer and are gearing up for the season. Join us to hear it first hand and ask the guys some questions.

Game Viewing (starts at 9:00 p.m.):
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals verse Buffalo was voted the game to watch via our online poll at last year.  However, Mother Nature brought our event to an abrupt end, so we will give it another go this year.  On a side note it is looking like a lovely night! Last year’s blog I said “I was watching the game yesterday and it brought back so many positive emotions from Brind’Amour's clutch goal, the energy in the RBC Center, the final horn going off, etc. Come relive the memories with us! Don’t forget to bring a blanket!” I think that all still holds true!

Activities (begin at 5:30 p.m.)

  • We again have 10+ inflatables, sledding on snow and street hockey.  This includes our 15-foot Hurricanes slide, the obstacle course, joust, mechanical bull, bungee run, moon bounce, boxing, tug of war, a few kiddie rides, ETC.!
  • The artificial snow is back! We will have a five foot and nine foot ramp. Warm weather and snow- I love it! 
  • Hot N’ Cold Eating Extravaganza: Fans will have the opportunity to win two 12-game plans for the 2011-12 season.  The Extravaganza challenges/dares participants to see who can eat a barbeque sandwich and ice cream sandwich the quickest. Participation is limited and there is a $10 entry fee with proceeds going to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.  We will host four sub heats at 6:00, 6:20, 6:40 and 7:00.  The winners and four other quickest times will compete on the main stage @ 7:45 p.m. If you are interested in participating please sign up here. Space permitting fans can sign up day of the event. This will be hosted by Ron the Ref.
  • Food: Free entertainment and food at these prices is hard to find! A family of four can eat for $16. Or you can go another route and get a meal with a couple adult beverages for under $10.  Prove it you say? Just look below at these prices-
Can Beer                                 
Assorted Can Sodas              
Bottled Sodas                          
Bottled Water 20oz                 
NC BBQ Sandwich                
Beef Hot Dogs                       
Potato Chips                             
Sausage with Pep/Onion       
Popcorn Box                              
Small Dippin Dots                  


  • Fans will be able to enter the RBC Center and see what seats are available for the 2011-2012 season.
  • Stormy will be in attendance. He will be all around but you will be able to find him signing autographs from 6:15-7:00 p.m. next to the team store the Eye.
  •  The Back N' Time Band ( will be playing from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  
  • The team store, The Eye, will stay open until 9:00 p.m. and will be holding a sidewalk sale which includes a wide variety of All-Star swag at discounted prices. Also, if you haven’t stopped by lately Jeff Skinner Calder Trophy t-shirts are now available for $24.
  •  Representatives from Marbles Kid’s Museum will be here with activities. We have been working with Marbles for a number of years now and they will be bringing out some interactive fun from the Museum. I do not have any kids and I still love the place. Marbles is a must attend for all families!
  •  Representatives from the Charlotte Checkers will be in attendance including the team mascot Chubby.
  • We will mark off an area in the parking lot, where kids will be able to draw with chalk and new this year, blow bubbles. Who doesn’t like drawing and blowing bubbles?
  • The Kids N’ Community Foundation will be holding a silent auction and Canes mystery magnet pick-up.   Silent Auction Items include:
- Autographed, Game Worn (black) Drayson Bowman 2010 Fan Appreciation Night
- 2011 NHL All Star Program signed by Eric Staal, Cam Ward, Jeff Skinner, and Jamie McBain
- Stormy doll signed by Jeff Skinner
- Tuomo Ruutu Autographed, Game Used Broken Stick
- 2010-11 Team Signed ‘Canes Country Stop Sign
- Carolina Hurricanes Bottle Koozie signed by Brandon Sutter
- Sierra Mist can signed by Tim Gleason

 Auction will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


  • ‘Canes Mystery Magnet Pick-Up: For a $20 donation, you can randomly choose an “I love hockey”magnet off of a table. On the back of each magnet is a prize of an autographed puck, player photo, or framed Hurricanes limited edition cast piece. Former and current Canes players represented in the ‘Canes Mystery Magnet Pick-Up include Joe Corvo, Tom Kostopoulos, Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal, Aaron Ward, Cam Ward and Niclas Wallin. Come early as there are a limited number of magnets available (magnets go on sale @ 5:30)
  •  Ashley C, Catherine, Shantel, Carrie, Maggie, Sophie and Ashley Virginia from the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and Ron the Ref will be in attendance. 
  • Raffle items:  Attendees will be able to enter to win a variety of autograph items for free.
  • Items include- photos autographed by Jussi Jokinen, McBain and Staal, an NHL score sheet signed by Ward, poster signed by Tim Gleason, Staal and Sutter, Ruutu autographed bobblehead and more!

CLICK HERE  for a complete schedule

Have a great day and I will see you all on the 22nd at the RBC Center! Craziness begins at 5:30 p.m.




1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48


E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60