August 17, 2017
The 2017-18 promo schedule is our best EVER
This Walleye season get ready for a Marvel-ous Superhero Night, throwback jerseys you've been asking for, amazing giveaways, and so much more. Winter in T-Town has never been so exciting.
TOP PROMOTIONS OF 2017-18
OPENING NIGHT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
The fun starts on October 21 with the Opening Night Tailgate Party in Hensville Park. This free event will have games, a cookout and live music.
Keep the party going at the Huntington Center at the Opening Night Brewfest from 4:30–7 p.m., presented by iHeart Media. Brewfest packages are $55 and include an Opening Night game ticket, 15 3-ounce beer samples, a commemorative gift, and an appetizer buffet that complements a beer tasting.
Fans win on Opening Night with two giveaways: rally towels upon entering and a magnet schedule on the way out. You’ll want to be in your seats when the lights go down for an incredible Opening Night pregame show!
MARVEL SUPERHERO NIGHT: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Superhero Night returns on November 4 and it’s bigger and badder than ever. The Walleye have partnered with Marvel for the night as they fight off Kalamazoo in “I AM IRON MAN” jerseys. Iron Man will be taking photos with crime-fighting fans on the main concourse throughout the game. 4,000 attendees will go home with a special Marvel Superhero / Toledo Walleye poster created by Marvel. Marvel Superhero Night is presented by Monarch Cards & Comics.
STAR WARS NIGHT: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
The force runs strong at the Huntington Center during Star Wars Night. The Walleye will be wearing out-of-this-world, special-edition, Star Wars-themed jerseys during the game. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters for the Star Wars photobooth and costume contests. Some of your favorite intergalactic characters will be on hand for photos and intergalactic shenanigans!
WINTERFEST: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
The 4th Annual Winterfest is jam-packed with hockey, Hensville Lights, and 250 variations of beer. Celebrate the holiday season as the Walleye play seven games between December 27 and January 20.
Winterfest wraps up on Saturday, January 20 with Winter Brewfest at the Mud Hens ballpark. This premier craft brew event features more than 250 beers from around the country.
HARRY POTTER NIGHT: SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
Apparate to the Huntington Center for a night of magical fun when the Huntington Center concourse is transformed into Diagon Alley. Join other muggles and wizards at the special Hogwarts Dinner Party in the Great Hall. The team will take the ice wearing specially-designed Harry Potter jerseys. Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite witch or wizard costume! Watch out: there may be dementors lurking around the arena!
HOCKEY HERITAGE WEEKEND: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
This season your Toledo Walleye will take to the ice wearing throwback Toledo Goaldiggers jerseys during Hockey Heritage Weekend! On Friday, February 23 the team will wear white Goaldiggers jerseys and on Saturday, February 24 they'll wear green jerseys. The game worn unis will be available via auction and raffle.
The third class of local hockey legends will be inducted into the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame during a pregame luncheon on Saturday, February 24, followed by a special on-ice pregame banner-raising ceremony.
ZOMBIE NIGHT: SATURDAY, MARCH 10
It’s not the end of the world as we know it. It just feels like it when the Huntington Center gets invaded by zombies. Players will take the ice in newly-designed, black “end of the world” jerseys. Come dressed as your favorite 'Walking Dead' character or have one of our zombie make-up artists help you get in the spirit.
FAN FAVORITE PROMOTIONS
SCHOOL CELEBRATION DAYS
The arena is going to rock-and-roll during our School Celebration Days! Each school that attends receives a hockey-based classroom curriculum and is entered to win a $1,000 grant. Transportation assistance funds are available. Imagination Station joins the fun on our School Celebration Days by performing several interactive science experiments during the intermissions.
- November 16
- December 6
PAWS & PUCKS NIGHT
Paws and Pucks Night is back for TWO dates during the season. The Huntington Center opens its doors to man and man’s best friend for the night. Pups and people sit in special sections that give their pets access to the outdoors and water stations. Kids will love meeting the Rescue Dogs characters on Paws & Pucks Night. Join them for a special pregame pizza party and photo!
- Sunday, December 17
- Sunday, March 25
TEDDY BEAR TOSS
What a beautiful sight… to see thousands of teddy bears raining onto the ice after the Walleye score their first goal! All bears tossed onto the ice will be donated to local charities. Help us break our record of 3,000 that was set last season.
- Saturday, December 2
BATTLE OF THE BADGES
The rivalry continues with the annual Battle of the Badges game before for December 2 Walleye game. Toledo Fire has dominated the game against Toledo Police. Will this year end differently? In the end it's charity that wins - a portion of each ticket sold benefit Police and Fire charities.
- Saturday, December 2
PINK IN THE RINK WEEKEND
The Walleye will host a special weekend to raise awareness about breast cancer as well as fundraising activities for Komen of NW Ohio.
- Friday, March 2
- Saturday, March 3
Public Postgame Skate Events
After every Sunday game, fans can bring skates (or rent them) and hit the Huntington Center ice for a postgame skating session. It’s free to anyone with a ticket for that game.
- Saturday, November 24: Family Skating Party
- Saturday, January 6: Movie and Skating Party
- Sunday, January 14: Open Skate
- Friday, March 9: Open Skate
- Sunday, March 25: Open Skate
Postgame Skate with the Players
Lace up your skates and join the Walleye players on the ice immediately following the game.
- Sunday, December 17
- Sunday, January 28
- Sunday, February 25
Postgame Party with the Players
Friday Postgame Parties with the Players are always a fan favorite! Bring your jersey or hockey stick up to the Club Level after the game to get autographs while you chat with the players. The event is free to anyone with a game ticket for that evening’s game.
- Friday, December 8
- Friday, January 12
- Friday, March 2
- Saturday, November 4: Marvel Superhero / Toledo Walleye Poster
- Saturday, November 18: Evan Rankin Bobblehead
- Friday, January 5: Alden Hirschfeld Bobblehead
Specialty Jerseys & Charity Auctions / Raffles
- Friday, November 4: Marvel Superhero - Iron Man
- Saturday, December 9: Star Wars
- Saturday, January 6: Harry Potter
- Friday, February 23: White Goaldiggers
- Saturday, February 24: Green Goaldiggers
- Saturday, March 10: Zombie Night / All-Black Jersey