Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Chicago Blackhawks

Training Camp Festival

The Blackhawks Training Camp Festival will be held at the United Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. The marquee event of the day will allow fans inside the arena to watch a Blackhawks training camp practice and scrimmage at 11 a.m., and the first 10,000 fans to enter the building will receive an Alex DeBrincat bobblehead. All seating within the United Center will be general admission. Outside, the Festival will open at 8 a.m. and will include appearances from Blackhawks Alumni, live music, food and drink and entertainment for fans of all ages.

2018 General Questions/Parking

What time do gates open?
Doors to the 2018 Training Camp Festival at the United Center open Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Fans with general admission tickets can enter through gates 2, 3, 6 and 7 (Madison St. and Adams St. entrances).

Are tickets available?
Click here to purchase a ticket today!

What events will take place inside the United Center?
There will be a full game scrimmage starting at 11 a.m. The on-ice event will offer a Blackhawks home game experience with the National Anthem, player videos, goal celebrations, player interviews from the bench and much more!

Are there events outside the United Center?
Yes. United Center Parking Lot K will offer the following starting at 8:00 a.m.:

  • Live music
  • Open hockey at the Blackhawks Inflatable Rink for ages 5-12
  • Inflatable games and other family friendly activities
  • Food and beverage options
  • Blackhawks Alumni autograph opportunities
  • The Madhouse Store will be open
  • WGN Radio will be doing a live remote of the John Williams Show from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Chicago Blackhawks Street Team and much more

Click here to view the festival map.

Will bathrooms be accessible?
There will be porta-potties on the South side of the building located in Lot K.

What time will the outside festival end?
The outside festival will wrap up at 12 p.m.

Is stadium parking available?
Parking for the 2018 Training Camp Festival is FREE. United Center parking lots will be open, starting at 7:30 a.m. Click here for directions to the United Center.

Where can I pick up my Alex DeBrincat bobblehead?
Alex DeBrincat bobbleheads will be given away to the first 10,000 fans to enter the United Center.

Will there be food and drinks available?
Yes, food and drinks will be available for purchase, both outside and inside the United Center.

What am I allowed to bring into the United Center?
Anything that is allowed at all other Blackhawks home games are allowed into the United Center during the Training Camp Festival. Click here for United Center event policies.

What am I allowed to bring into the United Center?
Anything that is allowed at all other Blackhawks home games are allowed into the United Center during the Training Camp Festival. Click here for United Center event policies.

Seating

Are there reserved seats for the events?
The Training Camp Festival is GENERAL ADMISSION seating only, and seats can be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Get in early for the best seats.

Are there in-and-out privileges for tickets?
Yes. You may leave the building to take part in any of the festival's activities, but TICKETS MUST BE SCANNED UPON RE-ENTRY. Re-entrance will be available on the North and South side of the building at Gates 2, 3, 6 and 7.

Will there be handicap-accessible seating?
Yes. For more information, please call the Blackhawks at 312-455-7000.