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Wings hold open practice this Saturday

by Anne Marie Krappmann / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT -- The Red Wings will hold an open practice for fans Saturday, March 29. Fans are asked to bring new or gently worn hockey equipment or provide a donation of $5 per person – all of which will be donated to local inner-city youth hockey programs. Doors will open at 11 a.m. EDT with practice scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.

Prior to the start of practice, fans will have the chance to participate in fun contests and question and answer sessions with Red Wings personalities. During practice, fans will watch the players go through various drills and prepare for the team’s game against the Nashville Predators on Sunday, March 30. For more information, log on to

The practice will also feature a “fire sale” of autographed memorabilia from current and former Red Wings players and coaches. This is a unique opportunity for fans to purchase signed items at great, low prices. Proceeds from the fire sale will benefit The Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

The Red Wings Foundation supports several initiatives and organizations including: the development of inner city youth hockey, the fight against cancer, a wide array of children’s health, educational and recreational activities and other needs of the community through the sport of hockey. The Red Wings Foundation is associated with Ilitch Charities, an IRS recognized 501c3 organization.
ARE YOU IN? With just six games remaining, the standings have Detroit’s first-round opponent as the Colorado Avalanche. Tickets for the last four Red Wings’ regular-season home games and the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs are available at the Joe Louis Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, including Hockeytown Cafe, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, or charge by phone at 248-645-6666. Fans also can purchase tickets by logging on to


March 28 vs. St. Louis
  • Dallas Drake’s 1,000 NHL Games Presentation
  • Defensemen Lunchboxes to first 5,000 kids sponsored by Fox 2 & 89X
  • $1 Soft Pretzels

March 30 vs. Nashville
  • Gordie Howe’s 80th Birthday Celebration
  • Medallion Albums to first 5,000 fans sponsored by The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press
  • $1 Hot Dogs

April 3 vs. Columbus
  • Great Seats Still Available!

April 6 vs. Chicago
  • Fan Appreciation Day
  • Team poster to all fans in attendance
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