Even with all of the fun-filled entertainment at this season’s Home Opener on Saturday, and Kids Day on Monday, the I.C.E. Tour was out in full force the rest of the week. The fun started on Friday, when Sparky visited the NHL Store Powered by Reebok in Manhattan for its season kick-off party. Sparky met up with some of his mascot friends and was part of several different activities during the day, including the presentation of a custom made “Original Six” chopper, from the guys at Orange County Choppers to Commissioner Gary Bettman, a rock show by The Zambonis and an ice sculpturing demonstration.
On Saturday, the I.C.E. Tour was even busier. The inflatable slap shot booth, Sparky, and Ice Girls were in Hecksher Park in Huntington to be a part of the annual Long Island Fall Festival. After a stop at the Fall Festival, it was back to the Coliseum where all of the inflatable games and the Islanders RV were set up for the Home Opener.
One day later, the I.C.E. Tour heading back to Huntington to be a part of two events—the Long Island Fall Festival and the Huntington Columbus Day Parade. The morning started off with the parade down Main Street, across the street from the Fall Festival. Sparky surfed atop of one of the Islanders SUVs while the Ice Girls walked along, throwing Islanders prizes into the crowd. The girls and Sparky then headed into the park to once again be a part of the Fall Festival, where the slap shot booth was located.
The long weekend concluded on Monday, where the Islanders held their first Kids Day of the season. The matinee game versus Buffalo had plenty of entertainment for children, which included the full I.C.E. Tour set up outside on the box office plaza, where all of the inflatable games and the RV were stationed. During the game, the band Push Play performed from a stage dropped down from the ceiling, while the crowd was filled with 15 of Sparky’s mascot friends. Click here
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