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Your back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions are ready to kick off the 2021-22 Season and welcome fans back for a new season. Join us for Lightning Launch Weekend September 17-19 for a weekend full of fan events including Bolts Brew Fest, Prospect Showcase, Public Skates, Trivia Nights & more! Check out all the event details below.

Bolts Brew Fest

Friday, September 17
VIP 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
GA 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amalie Arena

Over 30 local and national breweries will be on hand at Amalie Arena for this year's Bolts Brew Fest. Hundreds of beers will be available for sample throughout the arena concourse as well as on the event floor. Plus enjoy games, photo opportunities and more fun surprises!

A VIP ticket includes an extra hour of beer sampling before the event opens to general admission, plus unlimited food in the VIP Lounge. It will also include a special Bolts Brew Fest tote bag, pint glass and one special offer for an upcoming preseason game.

Must be 21+

Prospect Showcase

Saturday, September 18
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amalie Arena

The Lightning are hosting the annual Prospect Showcase this season and will welcome the Nashville Predators to Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay's roster contains several of the organization's top prospects, including 2018 second round draft pick Gabriel Fortier, Jack Finley and Gage Goncalves.

Come watch the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning!

The event will be FREE to the public and features exclusive interviews with Julien Brisebois and current Tampa Bay Lightning players. Additional activations will include photo opportunities with the Prince of Wales and Conn Smythe trophies and more! Amalie Arena doors open at 1 pm.

Fans are also encouraged to donate one or more non-perishable food items upon entry to help the Lightning and Florida Blue fight to end hunger in Tampa Bay. 

2021 Stanley Cup Champions Film Premiere

Saturday, September 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tampa Theatre

NHL Studios and Tampa Bay Lightning Present Tampa Bay Lightning: 2021 Stanley Cup Champions Film Premiere. Join us for an all-access pass to the Tampa Bay Lightning's incredible journey through the 2020-21 NHL season. Watch the exclusive premiere and panel at Tampa Theatre with special guests from the NHL and Tampa Bay Lightning including Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn and Jon Cooper. 

Amalie Arena Public Skate

Sunday, September 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Want to skate where the champs skate? Lace up at AMALIE Arena for a 45 minute public skate on the Tampa Bay Lightning home ice. Public Skate will take place on Saturday, September 18 and will consist of six 45-minute windows for fans to enjor. Fans are encouraged to show up 30 minutes before their skate window.

All sessions are full. 

Sail Pavilion Lightning Trivia Night

Sunday, September 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Big Ray's Fish Camp at Sail Plaza downtown on Sunday night for Lightning Trivia. Bring your friends and family, wear your Lightning Gear for food and drink specials. Participate in a special edition of Lightning trivia to play for Bolts prizes, including retail gift cards and autograph memorabilia.

Lightning Day Offers

Our friends at the Florida Aquarium, Great Explorations and MOSI have special offers for anyone wearing Bolts gear on Sunday, September 19. 

Florida Aquarium: 10% off admission 
Great Explorations: $2 off admission
MOSI: Free admission for children 2-12 years old with a paying adult