The New York Islanders will take the Long Island Rail Road to Brooklyn where they will hold training camp sessions at their future home, Barclays Center, on Thursday, September 12. Media is invited to ride with the team on the train departing at 8:51 a.m. from Garden City. The train will arrive at Atlantic Terminal at 9:35 a.m.
The Islanders players and coaching staff will pose for a group photo with Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark on the Daily News Plaza in front of Barclays Center at 9:40 a.m., before preparing for the team’s first-ever practice on the arena ice.
Immediately following the photo-op, media is invited for a tour with Ratner and Yormark of the arena hockey set-up at 9:45 a.m.
There are two on ice sessions scheduled for the day. Group A will take the ice at 10:45 a.m. and Group B will skate at 12 p.m. Player availability will take place in the dressing rooms following each group’s skate. Islanders Owner Charles Wang, General Manager Garth Snow and Head Coach Jack Capuano will address the media at the conclusion of the second on ice session in the Ortsbo Interview Room.
IslandersTV and www.barclayscenter.com will stream a live show of the first training camp sessions at Barclays Center beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Schedule for Media Day on September 12, 2013:
8:15 a.m.: Press Conference at Garden City Station with LIRR representatives and Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and Islanders players Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen
8:51 a.m.: Train carrying Islanders and media leaves Garden City station
9:35 a.m.: Team arrival, photo-op outside of the arena
9:40 a.m.: Team photo-op outside arena on Daily News Plaza
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Bruce Ratner and Brett Yormark to lead media on a tour of hockey set-up at Barclays Center
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Group A on ice.
11:45 a.m. – Live stream of practice begins on IslandersTV and www.barclayscenter.com.
12 p.m.: Lunch is available in the Honda Club
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Group B on ice
1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Charles Wang, Garth Snow, Jack Capuano available for questions in the Ortsbo Interview Room
The Islanders will host the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game at Barclays Center on Saturday, Sept. 21, marking the first-ever NHL game in Brooklyn. Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For suite availability please call 718.BK.SUITE.
The game will be broadcast on WHRU 88.7 FM Radio Hofstra University.
The Islanders will make Barclays Center their new home beginning with the 2015-16 season.
For information for full or partial plan tickets, group sales options or sponsorship opportunities for the 2013-14 season, contact the team’s office at (516) 501-6700 or e-mail email@example.com. The Islanders are offering fans the chance to buy center ice season tickets for $99 each per game, which include exclusive priority access to tickets to the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series New York game at Yankee Stadium on January 29 between the Islanders and Rangers, and other special benefits.
In addition, Barclays Center is currently accepting deposits for priority to purchase Islanders season tickets for the inaugural season. Current Islanders season ticket holders have first rights to purchase season tickets. For more information, fans can go to www.barclayscenter.com.