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Canes Announce 2019 Summerfest Festivities

Annual mid-summer celebration to feature 2019 draft class, equipment sale

by Canes PR @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes today announced that they will host their seventh annual Summerfest from June 24-29 at PNC Arena, culminating with the Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, June 29. Parking and admission are free to the general public.

Public team events will begin on June 26, with the first open practice of the Hurricanes' 2019 Prospect Development Camp at 5:00 p.m. Prospect Development Camp will feature all or most of the team's 2019 draft class, other previously drafted/acquired players and select invitees. During development camp, players go through off-ice training and educational sessions, as well as on-ice sessions. The prospects' on-ice sessions at 5:00pm on June 26, 5:30 p.m. on June 27, and noon on June 29 will be open to the public. 

The Summerfest Celebration on June 29 kicks off with an equipment sale in PNC Arena's club restaurant with an exclusive window for 2019-20 season ticket members starting at 8 a.m. The sale opens to the general public at 9:15 a.m. and includes used and non-used sticks, skates, jerseys, pads and more. All additional Summerfest Celebration events will open at 10 a.m., headlined by an autograph session at 10 a.m., a State of the Hurricanes panel at 10:45 a.m. and the final practice of Prospect Development Camp at noon. The event features more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours at The Eye team store. 

In conjunction with the Prospects Development Camp, Hurricanes will hold its annual hockey camps and clinics from June 24-28. The Elite Camp returns for its seventh year and is the premiere experience for high-level players. Also returning will be the Power Skating Camp with instructor Ryan Dupraw, who has experience training professional hockey players. All camps will be held on NHL ice and will use NHL facilities at PNC Arena. Players receive instruction from Hurricanes coaches and eat the same meals as the players in the team's prospects camp. For information on the Hurricanes' summer hockey camps and clinics, please contact Shane Willis at 919-861-5425 or shanew@carolinahurricanes.com.

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation will be holding a special yard sale on June 29. Located in the East Priority Lounge, there will be a variety of unique Hurricanes memorabilia from both current and former players available for purchase. Items will include but are not limited to: previous year's autographed mystery items, team-signed and individual-signed sticks, autographed, practice-used and pregame-used Hurricanes pucks and more. Exclusive, non-autographed memorabilia will also be available for sale. Each item will be labeled with the autograph name and price. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.

Throughout Summerfest week, the team will host a School Supply Drive from June 24-29. Fans who donate school supplies to benefit students in Wake and Durham County will be entered to win prizes such as tickets to a 2019-20 Hurricanes home game, as well as both team-signed and individual-signed items. 

The Hurricanes will also host a season ticket open house from June 26-29. Fans can schedule an appointment to tour the arena and view available seat locations any day or evening during the week by completing this form or calling 1-866-645-2263. On June 29, ticket representatives will be available in the East Priority Lounge of PNC Arena throughout the day to meet with fans, answer questions on ticket packages and show available seat locations with no appointment needed.

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