DETROIT – As part of their ongoing ‘Hockeytown Thanks’ initiative, the Detroit Red Wings will be hosting a special open skate at The Joe this coming Monday, October 8 – Thanksgiving in Canada and Columbus Day in the United States. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., fans from both sides of the border are invited to visit The Joe and experience the thrill of skating on the same ice surface as the 11-time Stanley Cup champs. Four (4) one-hour skating sessions will be held, with the final session ending at 2:00 p.m.
Complimentary parking will be available at Joe Louis Arena’s Riverfront Lot on Monday. Fans are asked to bring their own skates as rental skates will NOT be available. Helmets are strongly encouraged, especially for skaters aged 10 and under. Attendees will also be permitted to bring their own food which can be consumed on the JLA concourse. Limited food service will be available at select arena concession stands, including special $1 hot dogs/popcorn/soft drinks. Arena doors will open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event while hockey sticks and pucks will not be permitted on the ice surface under any circumstances. Mandatory pre-registration for Monday’s special open skate is currently taking place online at DetroitRedWings.com/OpenSkate and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
ABOUT HOCKEYTOWN THANKS
As part of their ongoing commitment to fostering the best overall fan experience in pro sports, the Detroit Red Wings periodically ‘thank’ their passionate supporters by producing unique experiences and engaging events for citizens of Hockeytown to enjoy. Information on all of the Red Wings’ latest activities, including Hockeytown Thanks programs, can be obtained by following the club on Facebook or Twitter, subscribing to the team’s official e-newsletter at DetroitRedWings.com or by texting ‘WINGS’ to 21732.