In an effort to say "thank you" to hockey fans, the Philadelphia Flyers will host a free, open-to-the-public practice at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. as part of a week-long series of events geared towards Flyer-ing Up hockey fans in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
We have the greatest fans in the world. This is our way of saying, 'thanks for your patience and understanding'. It will be great to get our fans back inside the Wells FargoCenter and get them ready for Flyers hockey," said Comcast Spectacor President Peter Luukko.
In addition, all team practices during Flyers Training Camp at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, are free and open-to-the-public. Practice times vary from Sunday, January 13 through Friday, January 18. Times will be made available at philadelphiaflyers.com.
At the open practice at the Wells Fargo Center, which is being sponsored by Virtua, Flyers Broadcaster Steve Coates will emcee the practice, explaining player drills taking place on the ice and assist with interaction between players and fans during the free ticketed event.
The Flyer Up week also includes:
Tuesday, January 15 at 12:15 p.m.
The Philadelphia Flyers Street Team will “Flyer Up” shoppers along Kings Highway in Haddonfield by leading, “Let’s Go Flyers” chants and distributing free T-shirts and cheer cards.
Wednesday, January 16 beginning at 11:30 p.m.
Ambassador of Flyers Hockey Bob “Hound” Kelly will host a Flyers School Assembly program and Pep Rally for students at Adair Elementary (1300 E Palmer St., Philadelphia, PA). Students who display the most “Flyer’d Up” classroom will receive a Papa John’s Pizza Party immediately following the pep rally.
Thursday, January 17 at 12:15 p.m.
The Philadelphia Flyers Street Team will “Flyer Up” the lunchtime crowd in Reading Terminal Market (51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA) by leading, “Let’s Go Flyers” chants and distributing free T-shirts and cheer cards.
Open Practice at the Wells Fargo Center at 6 p.m.
Friday, January 18 beginning at 8 p.m.
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will host the WMMR Puck Drop Party from 8 p.m. until midnight featuring a live band and drink specials for all fans wearing orange and black. WMMR hosts will lead a Pep Rally at 9 p.m. which will include pre-taped message to fans attending the party from Max Talbot. MMaRmy will be on hand to lead contests with prizes including tickets to the Flyers home opener. Flyers Ice Girls will greet fans and lead t-shirt tosses during the party.
Saturday, January 19
The Philadelphia Flyers will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center in a nationally-televised game on NBC beginning at 3 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a t-shirt courtesy of KIA and a schedule magnet courtesy of Toyota.
NOTE: As a result of the 3 p.m. face-off, the college hockey game between the University of Vermont and Penn State University scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center also on Saturday, January 19 will now start at 8 p.m.
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will be opening their doors at 10 a.m. with live music starting at 1 p.m. during the home opener.
During the home opener game, XFINITY Live! will host a one-of-a-kind viewing experience featuring live look-in's at the Wells Fargo Center that include Flyers player introductions and Lauren Hart performing God Bless America on the 32-Foot High Definition Sony Big Screen. Fans watching the game at XFINITY Live! will also have a chance win tickets to the game that day and contests to win XFINITY Live! gift cards.
Single-game tickets for all 24 Flyers regular season home games will go on sale on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available via ComcastTIX on line at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center box office.
It’s time! The highly anticipated 2012-13 Flyers season is now underway. For the latest ticket information including single games, full or partial packages, call 215-218-PUCK (7825) or visitPhiladelphiaFlyers.com.
Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com) is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.