Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 17
Rockford, Ill. – With single-game tickets set to go on sale Thursday, Sept. 17, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League announced their promotional schedule for the 2015-16 season.
The first home game of the IceHogs 2015-16 campaign falls on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 5,000 fans into the building will receive a 2015-16 IceHogs calendar courtesy of Mulligan’s Pub and Grill. The IceHogs will close out its first month of the season by giving away magnet schedules to the first 4,000 fans in attendance on Friday, Oct. 23, courtesy of Rise Broadband.
The 2015-16 promotional schedule features several new promotions and includes several traditionally popular giveaways. Bomber hats, courtesy of Pepsi, will be given out to the first 1,500 fans on Saturday, Nov. 7 in conjunction with Military Night. Bud Light and the IceHogs will make beer steins available to the first 1,000 fans 21-and-older on Friday, Dec. 11. BMO Harris Bank will sponsor a sock drive on Friday, Feb. 19 and give away a free pair of socks to the first 2,500 fans. Back by popular demand, the first 2,500 fans on Friday, Jan. 29 will pick up a sock monkey courtesy of Rock Valley Culligan.
The IceHogs will pay tribute to two alumni who won the Stanley Cup as members of the 2015 Chicago Blackhawks in the form of bobbleheads. Teuvo Teravainen’s bobblehead will be sponsored by Dental Dimensions on Monday, Dec. 21. Scott Darling’s bobblehead will be sponsored by Vienna Beef on Saturday, March 5. Each bobblehead will be given away to the first 2,500 fans in attendance on the corresponding dates.
Several promotions return from seasons past to the 2015-16 schedule. Youth Jersey Night takes place on Wednesday Dec. 30, and the first 1,000 kids 14-and-under will receive an IceHogs youth jersey courtesy of Rockford Orthopedic. On Friday, Jan. 15, Bud Light and the IceHogs will give away 1,000 pom pom winter hats to fans 21-and-older. OSF will sponsor a fleece blanket giveaway to the first 2,500 fans on Friday, Jan. 22 and the first 2,500 fans on Friday, Feb. 5 will receive t-shirts courtesy of Toyota.
The 2015-16 promotional schedule is highlighted by a few fan favorite theme nights. The IceHogs will sport “Ugly Christmas Sweater” jerseys on Friday, Nov. 27 while raising awareness of men’s health in conjunction with Brovember. The popular “Pink the Rink” is slated for Saturday, Jan. 26 with proceeds from a jersey auction going towards breast cancer research. The 17th Annual Jersey Auction game is set for Sunday, Mar. 20 with a live auction on the ice following the game. The theme and benefactor will be announced at a later date. The annual Teddy Bear Toss Night is listed for Saturday, Dec. 12.
The following are season-long promotions:
Skate with the Hogs: Fans will have three chances to skate with the IceHogs on the BMO Harris Bank Center ice following the games on Oct. 18, Jan. 3, and Mar. 6.
Winning Weekdays: When the IceHogs win a weekday game, every fan in attendance can redeem their ticket for a free ticket to the next weekday game.
Blues Flame Lounge: Doors will open at 5 p.m. before each Friday home game. Fans 21-and-older are invited to enjoy live blues music, a happy hour special, and free appetizers at the Blue Flame Lounge on the main concourse.
The following is the full promotional schedule:
|Sat., Oct. 17||Texas||IceHogs Calendars (5,000)|
|Fri., Oct. 23||Chicago|| Magnet Schedules (4,000) |
|Sat., Nov. 7||Milwaukee|| Bomber Hats (1,500) |
|Sun., Nov. 22 ||Lake Erie||Stanley Cup Night |
|Fri., Nov. 27||Chicago|| Ugly X-Mas Sweaters |
|Fri., Dec. 11||Iowa|| Beer Stein (1,000 adults 21+) |
|Sat., Dec. 12||Grand Rapids|| Teddy Bear Toss |
|Mon., Dec. 21||Milwaukee|| Teuvo Teravainen Bobblehead (2,500) |
|Wed., Dec. 30||Chicago|| Youth Jersey Night (1,000 kids under 14) |
|Sun., Jan. 3||Milwaukee|| Trading Cards (2,500) |
|Tues., Jan. 12||Chicago|| Papa John's Pizza Slice (1,000) |
|Fri., Jan. 15||San Jose|| Pom Pom Winter Hats (1,000 adults 21+) |
|Sat., Jan. 16||Stockton|| Pink In The Rink |
|Fri., Jan. 22||Iowa|| Fleece Blankets (2,500) |
|Sat., Jan. 23||Iowa|| Rockford Hockey Club Night |
|Fri., Jan. 29||Chicago|| Sock Monkeys (2,500) |
|Fri., Feb. 5||Grand Rapids|| T-Shirts (2,500) |
|Fri., Feb. 19||Manitoba|| Socks (2,500) |
|Sat., Mar. 5||Lake Erie|| Scott Darling Bobblehead (2,500) |
|Sat., Mar. 19||Chicago|| Country Night |
|Sun., Mar. 20||Charlotte|| Jersey Auction Night |
|Sat., Apr. 2||Iowa|| Garden Gnomes (2,500) |
|Fri., Apr. 15||Grand Rapids || Beach Towel (1,000) |
|Sat., Apr. 16||Milwaukee ||Fan Appreciation/Picture Giveaway (2,500) |