DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings fans now have the opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of Hockeytown history, as the team has announced the sale of five custom-painted goalie helmets and 12 uniquely-designed pole banners to commemorate the Hockeytown Winter Festival.
Fans can view and purchase the goalie helmets and banners through the Red Wings official online catalog at www.DetroitRedWings.com/catalog.
All five professional goalie helmets were hand-painted by artist David Arrigo and showcase designs relating to the Hockeytown Winter Festival. In addition to custom paint jobs, several of the helmets feature autographs by players who skated in the Alumni Showdown, including Chris Chelios, Dino Ciccarelli, Mark Howe, Nick Lidstrom and Ted Lindsay.
“I used a lot of images of the alumni players, the Winter Classic jerseys and an overall winter theme to capture a classic hockey feel on the helmets,” said Arrigo. “As I was painting, it was exciting to meet the fans and have them stop by to see the helmets as they progressed. I’m very happy with the final designs and honored to have been a part of such a great event.”
The double-sided pole banners measure 2 feet by 5 feet and feature 12 different styles, ranging from Red Wings and Maple Leafs logos to photos of players who competed in the Alumni Showdown. Available player banners include Red Wings greats Gordie Howe, Nick Lidstrom, Chris Osgood and Chris Chelios. Toronto Maple Leafs banners are also for sale, featuring Mats Sundin, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker and Curtis Joseph. A total of 148 banners are for sale.
The Hockeytown Winter Festival featured a two-week outdoor celebration for hockey fans of all ages and was highlighted by a star-studded Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown at Comerica Park. More than 175,000 hockey fans showed up in downtown Detroit to celebrate the game at all levels.
Launched in November 2013, the Red Wings official digital catalog includes merchandise from Reebok, Old Time Hockey, 47 Brand and exclusive products from Kid Rock's Made in Detroit clothing line. Orders can be placed by calling 1-800-WINGS-25 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by faxing a completed order form to 313-471-3002.
About the Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com.