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Join the Carolina Hurricanes as we kick-off the start of a new season with the 12th Annual Caniac Carnival at the RBC Center on September 18, 2011.  The event takes over the outside and inside of the RBC Center and features activities for fans of all ages including autograph sessions with select Canes players, a Red-White game , inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid’s zone, sports area, live band, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and more. Admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public.  See below for activity times.

Click here for photos from the 2010 event.

The Red-White game will be fans initial opportunity this year to see many of your favorite Canes in action, new players for the first time and see guys battle it out to make the 2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes squad. The rosters of the teams will be available closer to the date.  This event is general admission so all seats are open to the public and a ticket is not required.  The game will be run just like an NHL contest with three 20 minute periods and during the intermission there will be activities and contests to entertain fans in attendance. A great opportunity for fans to see NHL action for the first time this year or see hockey for the first time for free!

Following the game 20 lucky fans will be able to come on the ice and have their picture taken with the team- fans will be able to enter to win at the Red-White game in the east priority lounge- winners will be announced during the 2nd intermission.  

The Caniac Carnival will also include Crazy Caniac Challenge III, a two-lap race around the RBC Center (approximately two miles). This may sound easy, but once again there is that twist.  After completing one lap, participants must eat two hotdogs and drink one 12-ounce soda before running the final lap.  The grand prize winner will receive two 12-game plans for the 2011-12 season.  There are also runner-up prizes and two other categories with gifts for the top finishers (14-and-under division and a female division). In addition, all participants that finish the race will be eligible to win two 12-game plans for the 2011-12 season in which there will be one winner picked via a random drawing.  Click here to sign up or for more information. Price to participate in the race is only $15 and includes a t-shirt. All profits go the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

9:00 AM
for the Crazy Caniac Challenge opens
RBC Center opens for Hurricanes practice (enter via the east side of the RBC Center)
Autograph wristband distribution begins in the Box Office of the RBC Center
Box Office opens
The Eye, the official team store, opens

9:30 AM
Hurricanes Practice (fans to enter and sit on east side of the RBC Center)

10:00 AM
Caniac Carnival rides and entertainment begin
Crazy Caniac Challenge starts  
RBC Bank Autograph session begins and will last until 11:00 a.m. Wristband required

12:00 PM
Carolina Hurricanes Red-White Game
(General admission, no ticket required. Enter on the east side of the RBC Center)

3:00 PM
Caniac Carnival rides and entertainment end

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the Caniac Carnival take place?
The Carnival takes place on the South side of the RBC Center and inside the RBC Center.  The South side is directly behind the scoreboard of Carter-Finley Stadium, home to the NC State football team.  It takes place from 9:00-3:00.  See schedule for specific details.

Do I need a ticket for the Carolina Hurricanes Red-White game?
No.  It is free, general admission and fans should enter via the east side of the RBC Center.  The RBC Center opens for a practice at 9:00 a.m. and will remain open until the game concludes.

How do I attend the autograph session?
In order to attend the autograph session fans must have a wristband which will be distributed on the morning of Sunday, September 18 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in a designated area of the Time Warner Cable Box Office. One wristband per person and they are free. This will be limited to the first 600 fans.

Where will wristbands for the autograph session be given out?
Wristbands will be distributed in a designated area next to the Time Warner Cable Box Office inside the RBC Center.  One wristband per person.