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Caniac Carnival 2014

Caniac CarnivalJoin the Carolina Hurricanes for the 15th annual Caniac Carnival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina at PNC Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The event offers free admission and parking, in addition to discounted food and beverage items. 

The Caniac Carnival, which will take over the outside and inside of PNC Arena, will feature activities for fans of all ages, including a free Carolina Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage, an autograph session with Canes players, inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid’s zone, sports area, live music from DJ George, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and more! See below for a detailed activity schedule.

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, plus a beer garden and food trucks.

The Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage is general admission; all seats are open to the public (between sections 115-130). A ticket is not required and patrons can enter via the East and South entrances. The scrimmage will consist of two 15-minute periods, with a stopped clock. There will be one intermission and two stoppages during each period for promotions, contests and fan cams. Following the scrimmage there will be a three man shootout. The shootout score will be a continuation of the score from the Red-White scrimmage. Team rosters will be available as the event nears. The Red-White scrimmage is a great opportunity for long-time and first-time fans alike to see members of the 2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes in action!

An autograph session will be held leading up to the game, with all members of the Hurricanes scheduled to appear. This free event will be limited to the first 600 fans, and more details on the wristband process can be found in the FAQ below. 

Before the team takes the ice, John Forslund, the Canes TV play-by-play analyst, will host a State of the Hurricanes discussion at 6:15 p.m. with head coach Bill Peters.

Free cotton candy and popcorn will be available throughout the event. Hot dogs will be discounted at $1 each, and sodas will be available for $2 each. On the South Plaza, NC BBQ Company will be serving BBQ sandwiches and BBQ nachos at standard pricing. There will also be a beer garden where guests can purchase beer. The beer garden will include beers from Foothills, Carolina Blonde, Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Carolina Brewing Company, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light and Yuengling.  Food trucks at the event will be Tar Heel Creamery, Philly’s Cheesesteak, Stuft, and Sarge’s Chef on Wheels. 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3:45 P.M.
WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION BEGINS (NEXT TO PNC ARENA'S BOX OFFICE)
4:00 P.M.
CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT BEGIN
4:45 P.M.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:30 P.M.
PNC ARENA DOORS (STH EAST ENTRANCE) OPEN FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS (FULL, 26- AND 12-GAME) FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
5:45 P.M.
PNC ARENA DOORS (SOUTH AND EAST ENTRANCES) OPEN FOR GENERAL PUBLIC FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
6:15 P.M.
STATE OF THE HURRICANES, HOSTED BY JOHN FORSLUND WITH BILL PETERS
7:00 P.M.
HURRICANES RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
9:00 P.M.
CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT END

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 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. See above for specific schedule details.

Do I need a ticket for the Carolina Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage?

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 scrimmage?

Doors will open to Season Ticket Holders (bring IDs) at 5:30 p.m., and doors will open to the general public at 5:45 p.m. Seating is general admission.

How do I attend the autograph session?

Fans must have a wristband, which will be distributed on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 26 beginning at 3:45 p.m. next to PNC Arena's box office. Wristbands, which are free, are limited to one per person to the first 600 fans.

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