Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Detroit Red Wings

Wings launch open skate program

by John Hahn / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT -- The Red Wings today announced a new open skate program at Joe Louis Arena that will afford local hockey enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the thrill of skating in the same rink as the 11-time Stanley Cup champs.

Four, one-hour sessions will be held on each of the below dates. Mandatory pre-registration for all 12 skating sessions is now open at and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission and parking to all sessions is free of charge.

HOCKEYTOWN THANKS OPEN SKATE DATES AND TIMES: Monday - Wednesday, September 24–26, 11:00 a.m.–Noon; Noon–1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; and 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Complimentary parking will be available at Joe Louis Arena’s Riverfront Lot during all 12 sessions. Fans are asked to bring their own skates and 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/sodas. Arena doors will open thirty (30) minutes prior to each session. Hockey sticks and pucks will not be permitted on the ice surface during any of the skating sessions.

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 or by texting ‘WINGS’ to 21732.

View More