CHARLOTTE, NC—The Charlotte Checkers have released their promotional calendar for the 2009-10 season. This season will once again be filled with theme nights and promotions that highlight the entertainment value of Checkers games.
Highlights for 2009-10 include “90s Night”, “As Seen On TV Night”, “Pooch Party”, “AutoTrader.com’s Race Night”, “Pink in the Rink” and the first-ever midnight game in Charlotte.
Opening night is set for Nov. 1 and the first 5,000 fans will receive magnet schedules courtesy of Presbyterian Hospital. The game will be followed by the first of five “Skate With The Checkers” presented by Extreme Ice Center. The other skates will take place on game days on Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and Mar. 28.
Saturday, Nov. 21 will be the first of six “Do Blue” nights presented by Amtrak. Fans are encouraged to wear blue and can register for a chance to win four tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game and four travel vouchers, courtesy of Amtrak.
This year’s “Teddy Bear Toss” will take place on Dec. 26. Fans are encouraged to bring a new and wrapped teddy bear to the game to throw on the ice after the Checkers’ first goal. The teddy bears will be collected and delivered by Checkers players to the Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital.
“Salute to Heroes”, presented by Time Warner Cable and The Pita Pit, will take place on Saturday, Mar. 27 and will involve a charitable hockey game following the Checkers game featuring local police, sheriff, fire and medic representatives.
All Sunday games will feature “Family Four Packs” presented by Coca-Cola, where fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four Cokes for only $55. Friday games will have a similar promotion where fans can purchase one ticket, one hot dog and one Coke for only $15. Both promotions will include coupons for a free two-liter bottle of Coke.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games throughout the season will be dubbed “Wet Your Whistle Weekday” and will feature 12oz. Bud Lights for only $3.
New for 2009-10 will be “All-You-Can-Eat Seats” on Saturday games. For $25, fans will receive a game ticket in section 107 and select all-you-can-eat concession food and soda items.
For a full listing and details of all Checkers promotional dates, see the following link: http://www.prosportsmedia.com/checkers/uploaded_images/PromoSchedule.pdf
The Checkers’ schedule is now available and they are getting ready for their 17th season of play as a member of the ECHL and 16th as an affiliate of the New York Rangers. In the team’s 16-year history, the Checkers have made the playoffs 12 times including five consecutive playoff appearances to date. Season tickets are on sale now. For season ticket information, please call 704-342-4-ICE or visit www.gocheckers.com.
Sunday, Nov. 1 vs. Gwinnett 2 p.m. – Opening Night / Magnet Schedules / Skate With The Checkers
Wednesday, Nov. 4 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thursday, Nov. 5 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Sunday, Nov. 8 vs. Kalamazoo 2 p.m. – Family Four Packs / Magnet Schedules
Friday, Nov. 13 vs. Elmira 7 p.m. – Fan Packs
Sunday, Nov. 15 vs. Elmira 5 p.m. – Family Four Packs
Wednesday, Nov. 18 vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Friday, Nov. 20 vs. Johnstown 7 p.m. – Fan Packs / “90’s Night”
Saturday, Nov. 21 vs. Johnstown 7 p.m. – “Do Blue” Night / Jersey Auction / Recycle Night /
Sunday, Nov. 29 vs. Gwinnett 2 p.m. – Family Four Pack
Wednesday, Dec. 2 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Friday, Dec. 4 vs. Elmira 7 p.m. – “Do Blue” Night / “As Seen On TV” Night / Fan Packs
Wednesday, Dec. 16 vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Friday, Dec. 18 vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. – Art Supply/Toy Drive / “Cheesy Christmas Sweater Night”
Sunday, Dec. 20 vs. South Carolina 2 p.m. – Family Four Packs / Post-game Skate With The Checkers
Saturday, Dec. 26 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – “Teddy Bear Toss” / “Do Blue” Night / Adult T-Shirt Giveaway
Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. Gwinnett 2 p.m. – Family Four Packs
Wednesday, Jan. 6 vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Wednesday, Jan. 13 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Sunday, Jan. 17 vs. Kalamazoo 2 p.m. – Team Posters / Family Four Packs / Post-game Skate / “Pooch Party”
Friday, Jan. 22 vs. Wheeling 7 p.m. – “Race Night” / Post-game Jersey Auction / Bojangles Gift Card Giveaway
Thursday, Feb. 4 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Friday, Feb. 5 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – “Go Green” Night / Fan Packs / “Make A Wish & Girl Scout Night”
Sunday, Feb. 7 vs. Toledo 2 p.m. – Hall of Fame Game / Pre Game Skate With The Checkers / Team Posters
Wednesday, Feb. 10 vs. South Carolina 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thursday, Feb. 18 vs. Toledo 11:59 p.m. – Midnight Game
Wednesday, Mar. 3 vs. Cincinnati 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thursday, Mar. 11 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Saturday, Mar. 13 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – Blood Drive / “Boy & Girl Scout Night” / Post-game Jersey Auction
Sunday, Mar. 14 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – “Heels & Hockey” / Family Four Pack /
Friday, Mar. 19 vs. Trenton 7 p.m. – “Do Blue” Night / Fan Packs / “Icing Autism”
Tuesday, Mar. 23 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thursday, Mar. 25 vs. Florida 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Saturday, Mar. 27 vs. Reading 7 p.m. – “Salute to Heroes” Night / Police vs. Fire/Medic Charity Hockey Game
Sunday, Mar. 28 vs. Reading 2 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Night / Family Four Packs / “Do Blue” Night
Tuesday, Mar. 30 vs. Gwinnett 7 p.m. – Wet Your Whistle Weekday