The Carolina Hurricanes will host the third annual Hurricanes Summerfest – a mid-summer celebration of Canes hockey – from July 7-11 at PNC Arena. Hurricanes Summerfest will encompass the following:
- Prospects Development Camp
- Summerfest Celebration
- Summerfest Hockey Clinics
- Select-A-Seat and Season Ticket Open House
- Equipment Sale
- School Supply Drive
Prospects Development Camp
The team’s Prospects Development Camp will feature most or all of the Hurricanes’ 2015 draft class, other previously-drafted players and select invitees, as they descend on Raleigh for a week of training. Prospects Development Camp will begin on Monday, July 6, and fans will have access to exclusive coverage on CarolinaHurricanes.com. The week will wrap up with an on-ice session as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest Celebration.
The camp roster features 29 players, including fifth overall pick Noah Hanifin and seven of the eight other Canes' 2015 draft picks. Click here for the full camp roster.
Some of the camp’s evening on-ice sessions will be open to the public at PNC Arena, with free parking and admission. Doors will open 15 minutes before the first scheduled session, and fans should park and enter via the East entrance of PNC Arena. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and The Eye team store will be open. Closed morning on-ice sessions will be streamed live on CarolinaHurricanes.com and through the team's mobile app.
Tuesday, July 7
- 10:00 a.m.: Skills Practice
- 5:30 p.m.: Team Practice (Open to Public)
- 9:30 a.m.: Team Practice
- 5:30 p.m.: Team Practice (Open to Public*)
Thursday, July 9
- 10:00 a.m.: Team Practice
- 11:00 a.m.: Skills Practice
- 5:30 p.m.: Team Practice (Open to Public)
- 12:00 p.m.: Team Practice & Summerfest Celebration
The Summerfest Celebration is set for Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at PNC Arena. Parking and admission are free to the general public, and the event will be held inside PNC Arena, as activities will expand across the entire first level of the building and more!
The free event will feature the final practice and skills session of Prospects Development Camp, an autograph session with the camp's participants, an equipment sale (see below) and a State of the Hurricanes discussion hosted by Chuck Kaiton and featuring Ron Francis, Don Waddell and Bill Peters. The Summerfest Celebration will also include over twenty interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours for The Eye team store.
Following the team practice, a new speaker series called Canes Insider will debut. The panel discussion will feature local Hurricanes insiders: Canes beat writer for CarolinaHurricanes.com Michael Smith, former Canes player Shane Willis, Mike Flanagan from Section 328 and Bob Wage from Canes Country. Future guests will be added closer to the event. Also following practice, fans of all ages will be able to come on ice and take a shot on goal by entering via sections 115 or 123.
The Summerfest Celebration will be the general public's first chance to view available seat locations for the 2015-16 season, which will kick off in October. Fans will have the opportunity to roam the seating bowls and pick out seats for their season ticket packages.
The Kids ‘N Community Foundation will hold a special fundraiser during the Summerfest Celebration. At the kiosk, located in the East Priority Lounge, fans can choose magnets with a number 1-100 for $50. Each number corresponds with a mystery item autographed by current and former Hurricanes players. Items include replica sticks, 2014-15 mystery items, photos, pucks, jerseys and more.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
PNC ARENA OPENS FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION WRIST BAND DISTRIBUTION (FIRST 500 FANS. LINE UP OUTSIDE OF PNC ARENA'S EAST ENTRANCE.)
SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION BEGINS
PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
STATE OF THE HURRICANES: HOSTED BY CHUCK KAITON WITH RON FRANCIS, DON WADDELL & BILL PETERS
(LOCATED IN SECTION 119)
PROSPECTS DEVELOPMENT CAMP PRACTICE/SCRIMMAGE
|1:00-2:00 p.m.||CANES INSIDER SESSION (LOCATED IN SECTION 119)
FANS CAN TAKE SHOTS ON ICE (ENTER VIA SECTIONS 115 OR 123)
SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION CONCLUDES
Summerfest Hockey Clinics
Carolina Hurricanes Elite Camp is returning for a third year at PNC Arena the week of July 7-11 and is the premier experience for high-level players. The camp will be held on NHL ice and will use NHL facilities at PNC Arena, the home of the Canes. The camp will be held on NHL ice and will use NHL facilities at PNC Arena, the home of the Canes. Players will receive instruction from Hurricanes coaches Bill Peters, Rod Brind'Amour, Steve Smith, David Marcoux, Cory Stillman and Glen Wesley, and receive the same meals as NHL prospects and players!
Also back in 2015 is the Power Skating Camp, with new instructor Dusan Kralik, who brings with him a training background working with premier NHL players.
Click here for the full overview of and to register for the Elite Camp and Power Skating Camp. The camps have reached capacity the last few years and are expected to again in 2015.
If you would like additional information, please contact Shane Willis at (919) 861-5425 or email him at email@example.com.
Select-A-Seat and Season Ticket Open House
In conjunction with Summerfest, the team will host a season ticket open house on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 through which fans can view seat locations available for the coming season. For information regarding 2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/STH, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-NHL-CANEs (1-866-645-2263). If you are interested in attending the open house, please click here to reserve your appointment time.
Equipment Sale: July 10-11
The Hurricanes will host an equipment sale on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at PNC Arena in the Arena Club Restaurant. The event will begin with an exclusive presale on Friday, July 10 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for 2015-16 Canes Season Ticket Holders.
The sale includes used and non-used sticks, skates, hockey pants, pads, goalie gear and more. Most of the equipment has been used by past and present Canes players (not autographed), and there will be a few hundred items for sale (while supplies last). Equipment is bought as is, prices are non-negotiable, no bulk purchases and all sales are final. Cash and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa) will be accepted.
Season Ticket Holders who want to take advantage of Friday's presale will be required to show their Season Ticket Holder ID Card for entrance at the VIP entrance of PNC Arena.
The remaining items will be sold to the general public during the Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
General Pricing (subject to change)
- Gloves: $20-$50 (SOLD OUT!)
- Goalie Gear: $100-$1400 (includes separates and complete sets)
- Jerseys: Practice Jersey ($35) (SOLD OUT!) and Former Player ($50-$100)
- Player Pants: $30-$80 (LIMITED QUANTITY LEFT)
- Sticks: $80 (used), $120 (new) (LIMITED QUANTITY LEFT, MAX PURCHASE PER PERSON IS SIX)
- Skates: $150-$400 (LIMITED QUANTITY LEFT)
The Hurricanes are hosting a school supply drive to benefit Student U and StepUp Ministry. The drive will run from Tuesday, July 7 through the end of Summerfest on Saturday, July 11. Collection bins will be located at the VIP entrance of PNC Arena throughout the week during normal business hours (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and during Select-a-Seat sessions. Bins will be also placed in the East Priority Lounge during Prospects Development Camp public practices and the Summerfest Celebration on July 11.
StepUp Ministry partners with children in Wake County to teach them concepts that they would not ordinarily learn or concentrate on in school. Children receive mentoring and tutoring, life skills instruction and access to supportive community resources. Student U empowers students in Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. The school supply drive strives to ensure the children are sent to school in the fall with all of the supplies that are essential to their education.
Items needed include:
- No. 2 pencils
- Colored pencils
- Black and blue pens
- Notebook paper (college- and wide-ruled)
- Pocket folders
- Expo markers and erasers
- Construction paper and colored paper
- Posterboard (white and colored)
- Individual pencil sharpeners
- Glue sticks
- Clear tape
- Yellow highlighters
- Justin Faulk signed puck
- Jordan Staal signed visor
- Jeff Skinner signed mini-stick
- Cam Ward signed stick
- Team-signed Canes Country banner