It’s finally here, Ducks fans!
Opening Night at Honda Center!
As someone who thought we probably wouldn’t see the puck drop here until next fall, I can’t wait to get out there and welcome our boys back.
According to the Anaheim Ducks, the game is sold out, but watch for last minute ticket releases.
And if you’re one of the lucky ones who has a ticket to Friday night’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks, there are some fun giveaways and activities planned throughout the afternoon and evening.
Miller Lite Home Opener Lounge
Beginning at 3:30pm outside the Honda Center north doors, The Miller Lite Lounge will be open to all fans. Get there early and stop by to enjoy some drinks and music before the game.
Player Red Carpet Arrival and Photo Booth
What better way to welcome the boys back home then by actually greeting them as they walk into Honda Center? Be at the north doors between 4:00 – 5:00pm as the Ducks arrive and interact with fans on their way into the arena.
All fans in attendance will find a commemorative Teemu Selanne #8 t-shirt on their seats when they arrive. Go ahead and show your Ducks spirit by wearing the shirt during the game. Teemu will think that’s fantastic.
Honda Motorcycle Giveaway
Fans who voted online for their favorite Ducks-designed motorcycle helmet are entered for a chance to win a Honda 2013 CRF250L Motorcycle and the winning helmet design. Three semi-finalists will be down on the ice during the second intermission as they announce the winner.
Giveaways All Night
The Ducks have various giveaways planned throughout the night, including a “Jersey off the Back” presentation for several super lucky fans.
“Surprise Puck” Sales
Friday night’s game marks the first of four “Surprise Puck” sales. The pucks will be available for purchase for $30 each at Section 212 starting at 5:30pm. Fans will choose a puck randomly and will either receive a Ducks player autographed commemorative puck OR 23 lucky fans will receive a surprise Ducks player autographed orange puck. Winners will get to meet the Ducks player who signed their winning orange puck. Awesome, right? Other “Surprise Puck” sale dates are February 27 vs. Nashville, March 22 vs. Detroit and April 27 vs. Phoenix (Fan Appreciation Night). All proceeds benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
Photo Contest on Instagram
Grab your smart phones and post photos celebrating the Ducks Opening Night festivities on Instagram with the hashtag #duckshomeopener to be entered for a chance to win a team autographed jersey.
And don’t forget to stop by the Anaheim Ducks Team Store, as they’ve stocked some new merchandise for this season.
Plan on getting there early, and be in your seat by 6:45pm for the opening and player introductions. Friday night traffic + rainy weather will make the travel and parking slow, so plan ahead. So much going on, you won’t want to miss a minute of it!
Drop the Puck! Go Ducks!!