As the Philadelphia Flyers begin their push to the playoffs, the club will celebrate "Hockey Week Across Philadelphia," from February 15-23. This week-long effort to engage the community and raise awareness for the sport of hockey is inspired by USA Hockey's Hockey Week Across America.
The schedule below highlights all the events that community members can expect to see this upcoming week:
Saturday, February 15
Flyers Warriors vs. Flyers Youth Special Hockey Team
Virtua Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees, 8 a.m. | 601 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
- The Philadelphia Flyers Warriors Veterans Hockey Team will play a friendly game against the Flyers Youth Special Hockey Team at Virtua Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees.
Monday, February 17
Flyers Special Hockey Practice & Pizza Party with Philadelphia Flyers
Virtua Flyers Skate Zone at Voorhees, 11 a.m. | 601 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
- The Flyers Youth Special Team will join the entire Philadelphia Flyers team on the ice for skills and drills following the club's morning practice. At the conclusion of their ice time, the youth players will be treated to a pizza party and surprise appearance by Gritty.
Wednesday, February 19
Ball Hockey Takeover
Gloucester Township Hockey Complex, 7-9 p.m. | 425 Woodbury Turnersville Rd., Blackwood NJ 08012
- The Philadelphia Flyers street team will surprise over 400 youth ball hockey players as they take over the Gloucester Township Ball Hockey complex with giveaways, special guests, and more.
Thursday, February 20
Flyers vs. Blue Jackets Watch Party
IceWorks Skating Complex, 6:30 p.m. | 3100 Dutton Mill Rd. Aston, PA 19014
- The Philadelphia Flyers will host an official watch party at IceWorks as the hockey club travels away to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Fans who show their Flyers pride will get a chance to win special prizes and giveaways. Joining the party will be Andrea Helfrich, the Flyers Ice Team, Flyers Alumni and the Flyers Warriors. Flyers radio personality Brian Smith will also do a broadcast during the pregame and intermissions live from the watch party.
Friday, February 21
Hillside Elementary School, 10 a.m. | 1370 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel Township, NJ 08054
- The Flyers will host a school assembly for more than 300 students at Hillside Elementary school to teach kids character building skills. Gritty is also set to make a special appearance during the presentation.
Saturday, February 22
Try Hockey for Free Day
Various Skating Rinks | Greater Philadelphia Area
- Kids have the opportunity to Try Hockey For Free at various skating rinks across more than 20 local communities in the Great Philadelphia Area. No equipment or experience is required, but families are encouraged to register their children ahead of time online - participating locations and registration access can be found here.
Flyers Host Student Referees
Wells Fargo Center, 1 p.m. | 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148
- The Flyers will host two aspiring student referees that have been selected to participate in a Q&A with NHL officials ahead of the team's home game against the Winnipeg Jets. In addition to the Q&A, the students will also join the professional referees on the ice for their opening lap and the singing of the National Anthem.
Sunday, February 23
The 43rd Annual Flyers Wives Carnival
Wells Fargo Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148
- The Annual Philadelphia Flyers Wives Carnival is back again as a fan-favorite winter tradition. This carnival-style event offers fans a variety of can't miss opportunities including autographs and photos with players, carnival games, and activities on and off the ice. Tickets to this family-friendly event are available for purchase now at FlyersCarnival.com
Flyers Cup Selection Live Show
Flyers Cup YouTube Channel, 7 p.m. | Watch Here
- The members of this year's Flyers Cup team will be selected during a live show streamed on the Flyers Cup YouTube channel. The show, which will go live at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, is brought to fans in partnership with the Temple University Ice Hockey Broadcast and Media Team.
Stay tuned to @NHLFlyers and @FlyersPublicist for week-long updates. Tickets to all Flyers games are on sale now at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.