|ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE||AUTOGRAPH INFORMATION|
|A detailed schedule and all attending Red Wings' players and Alumni will be released a week prior to HockeyFest.
Please check back at that time.
Locker Room Tour: This has been a fan favorite activity during the past years of HockeyFest. Fans don’t often get to see into their favorite team’s locker room, but at this event they get that opportunity. Take a walk through the room where your Red Wings prepare for every home game at the Joe.
Photo Opportunities: There will be unique places around The Joe of which to get your picture taken with, including but are not limited to:
Interactive Zones: Various hockey interactive games will be placed on the covered ice and around the concourse for fans to line up and take turns playing. Examples include: Precision Passing, Dangle Zone, Hardest Shot, Electronic Top Shot Net, etc. Players will show up from time-to-time and play alongside the fans, either instructing them on technique or challenging them to a match.
Each participant will also receive a unique card that will allow them to track their progress in the interactive games and later go online to see how they did when compared to other fans at HockeyFest and even their favorite Red Wings' players.
NOTE: This is not a time for player autographs, this is a time for children and other fans to interact with the players and get the chance to talk with them one-on-one.
Main Stage Discussions
A stage will be set up on the covered ice and fans will be able to sit in the lower level and upper level sections near that stage to listen to all of the discussions.
Players, alumni and staff will be scheduled for various discussions and Q&A sessions with the fans. These discussions are lead by a host such as Ken Kal, Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond or other sports tv/radio personality. Here is a list of potential topics:
• Fan Press Conference – Fans become the reporter and as questions of the players.
• Kid Conference – Similar to the above, except only kids can ask the questions.
• Welcome to Hockeytown – Talking with any new/drafted players who may have been acquired over the summer.
• Living Legends – A discussion with alumni talking about hockey past, present and future.
The CC Olympia Club
In addition to the main stage discussions, the CC Olympia Club will be utilized for mini-breakout sessions. The following are potential topics that you may see:
• Hockey 101 – for those that come to Red Wings games but aren’t quite sure on how the game is played or what icing is, this class will go through it all
• Kids Corner – Players read hockey themed books to kids who gather around on the floor.
• Equipment Instruction – A class for parents to learn what equipment to get their kids whether they are just starting or are well into their career.
• A Job in Sports – For those who are interested in a career in sports this discussion with a panel of Red Wings professionals in marketing, sales, public relations, new media will give some insight of what steps to take.
Our company archivist comes in and sets up display cases with an array of memorabilia dating back from the beginning of the franchise. Anything from jerseys, to equipment to ticket stubs can be found in this collection. These cases will be located around the concourse for fans to look back on the history and tradition of their favorite Hockey team.
|Players attending HockeyFest:
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
From 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Alumni attending HockeyFest:
11:30-12:30 Dino Ciccarelli & Nick Libett
12:30-1:30 Brent Fedyk & Eddie Mio
1:30-2:30 Manny Legace & Jason Woolley
2:30-3:30 Dennis Hextall
3:30-4:30 John Ogrodnick
4:30-5:30 Jason Woolley
Living Legends Q&A Session 2:30-3:00
Player appearances and times are subject to change without notice. More players will be announced as they are scheduled.
Fans at HockeyFest are not guaranteed a player or alumni autograph with the purchase of their ticket. However, in order to accommodate as many autograph requests as possible, we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines while at this event:
|GOLD TICKET INFORMATION||FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
|A Gold Ticket guarantees you two (2) autographs from every single player on the 2011-12 Red Wings roster.
There is a very limited supply of Gold Tickets available for purchase.
If you are interested in buying a Gold Ticket please call 313-396-7575 and speak to a Red Wings ticket representative.
Please pay close attention to the below notes regarding the Gold Ticket.
|Am I guaranteed an autograph at HockeyFest?
Fans are not guaranteed a player or Alumni autograph with the purchase of their HockeyFest ticket. However, a set of guidelines has been posted and will be reiterated during the event to expedite the flow of each line.
How many items can I have autographed?
Each fan is allowed one (1) item to be autographed per player or Alumni. You are welcome to bring different items for different players, but only one thing can be put in front of each person. Also, our merchandise stands will be open throughout the Joe to purchase something to be autographed if you forget to bring an item.
How do I know what players will be attending?
A list of players, Alumni and any other personalities will be posted under the “Activities Schedule” on our HockeyFest portion of the website. That list will be available one week prior to the event and updated as more are announced.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available in the RiverFront lot for $5 per vehicle, with overflow parking in the garage. The RiverFront lot is located on the west side of Joe Louis Arena, across the street from the Olympia Club Entrance and box office.
Can I bring my camera?
Yes, cameras are encouraged. There will be multiple photo opportunities throughout HockeyFest such as the locker room tour, Zamboni and 2008 championship banner that you will need your own camera for.
Cameras however, are not permitted within autograph lines for posed photographs with players. Those lines are designated for autographs only. Your cooperation will help expedite the flow of each line.
Will there be ice skating at HockeyFest?
There will not be ice skating during this event. The ice will be covered to make room for our many interactive hockey games, Q&A sessions with the players and various photo opportunities.
Will there be food available?
Yes, our concessions stands will be open throughout The Joe to purchase food during HockeyFest.
How do I purchase tickets to HockeyFest?
Simply click HERE and you will be directed to Ticketmaster where you can purchase your tickets.
How do I purchase a Gold Ticket to HockeyFest?
To purchase a Gold Ticket please call 313-396-7575.
What if I have a question that is not listed?
For all other questions about HockeyFest please call 313-396-7575.