|Caniac Carnival 2013
Join the Carolina Hurricanes as we kick off the start of a new season with the 14th annual Caniac Carnival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina at PNC Arena on Sept. 15, 2013.
The Caniac Carnival, which will take over the outside and inside of PNC Arena, will feature activities for fans of all ages, including the general public's first chance to purchase a new jersey, a free Carolina Hurricanes Red-White game, an autograph session, 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 a detailed activity schedule.
The Hurricanes Red-White game is general admission; 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 intermission activities and contests. In addition, the teams will be wearing the new red and white uniforms. The Red-White game is a great opportunity for long-time and first-time fans alike: NHL action is back, and it's free! Click here for the team rosters.
Following the game, 20 lucky fans will be selected to take their picture on the ice with the team. Those looking to enter to win this contest should visit the East Priority Lounge during the Red-White game, and winners will be announced during the second intermission.
Outside of the arena, the Caniac Carnival will take over multiple parking lots. There will be over 50 inflatables, interactive displays and corporate partner booths. A live band and DJ will perform throughout the day. New to the event this year are food trucks: American Meltdown, Parlez-Vous Crepe, The Humble Pig and Backyard Bistro.
The Caniac Carnival will serve as the first chance for the general public to purchase the team's new home and away jerseys. The Eye team store will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
An autograph session will be held leading up to the game, with all members of the Hurricanes scheduled to appear. This will be limited to the first 600 fans and is free to the public.
Before the team takes the ice at 1:00 p.m., John Forslund, the Canes TV play-by-play analyst, will host a State of the Hurricanes discussion at 12:15 p.m., featuring special guest Jim Rutherford, the team's president and general manager.
We're searching for inquisitive kids age 12 and under to appear on BCBSNC's Kids Ask the Canes! Visit CanesVision on the East side of PNC Arena from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to submit your question for this year's upcoming in-game feature.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the Caniac Carnival take place?
The Carnival takes place inside and outside (South side) PNC Arena. The south side is located in front of the box office, directly behind the scoreboard of Carter-Finley Stadium. Carnival events will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. See above for specific schedule details.
Do I need a ticket for the Carolina Hurricanes Red-White game?
No, it is free. Seating is general admission and availability is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can enter via the South and East entrances of PNC Arena.
When do the doors open for Red-White game?
Doors will open to Season Ticket Holders (bring ID's) at 11:30 a.m., and doors will open to the general public at 12:00 p.m. Seating is general admission.
How do I attend the autograph session?
Fans must have a wristband which will be distributed on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the PNC Arena box office. Wristbands, which are free, are limited to one per person to the first 600 fans.
Will there be a Crazy Caniac Challenge?
No. With the inaugural Blue 5K with the Carolina Hurricanes taking place on Sunday, Sept. 8, there will not be a Crazy Caniac Challenge in 2013.