RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced plans for the fifth annual Hurricanes Summerfest, to be held from June 26-July 1 at PNC Arena. The team's Prospects Development Camp and youth hockey camps highlight the mid-summer celebration of Hurricanes hockey that culminates with the Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, July 1.
The Hurricanes' Prospects Development Camp will feature all or most of the team's 2017 draft class, other previously-drafted/acquired players and select invitees, most of whom have yet to make their professional debuts. During development camp, the players will go through off-ice training and educational sessions, as well as on-ice sessions. The prospects' evening on-ice sessions on June 28 and June 29, as well as the on-ice session at noon on July 1, will be open to the public.
On Saturday, July 1, fans are invited to enjoy the Summerfest Celebration at PNC Arena. Along with the final on-ice session of the Prospects Development Camp at noon, the Summerfest Celebration will feature an autograph session, equipment sale and State of the Hurricanes. The event will feature more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours at The Eye team store. Parking and admission are free.
In conjunction with the Prospects Development Camp, the team will hold its annual hockey camps and clinics. The Elite Camp returns for its fifth year, and is the premiere experience for high-level players. Also returning will be the Power Skating Camp with instructor Dusan Kralik, who trains several NHL players. All camps will be held on NHL ice and will use NHL facilities at PNC Arena. Players will receive instruction from Hurricanes coaches and receive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/summerfest for more details about Hurricanes Summerfest.