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Storm Squad Tryouts

Storm Squad

The Carolina Hurricanes will hold tryouts for the 2016-17 Storm Squad on Monday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 31.

The Storm Squad, the Carolina Hurricanes' fan development team, consists of young men and women who serve as ambassadors at all Canes home hockey games and in the community. Members of the Storm Squad entertain, interact with and motivate thousands of fans (15,000+) each game. The Storm Squad members are ambassadors for the organization at a wide variety of events throughout the community and work with local non-profits and organizations.  In total the team takes part in over 40 games and 100+ events.

Storm Squad members must have high availability for Hurricanes home games and be able to work scheduled promotions, appearances and community events on select weeknights and weekends throughout the year. Commitment to the team extends from the Hurricanes preseason games in September to the following August. While availability is key; Storm Squad scheduling is very flexible and works well with full time jobs or school schedules.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Final Storm Squad members are selected based on a wide range of job skills including their personality, interpersonal skills, energy, customer relations skills, work ethic, and athleticism.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE
FIRST ROUND
MONDAY, AUG. 29
4:00 - 9:15 P.M.*
SECOND ROUND
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
5:15 - 8:30 P.M.
* Your specific time slot will be a 45-minute interview during the five-hour window. Times will be assigned by the Carolina Hurricanes. Cuts will be made after the first round. Individuals interested in trying out must submit a registration form online. Registration fee is $10, due at tryouts.

WHERE: The tryouts will take place at PNC Arena. Please park in the VIP Parking Lot located at the front of PNC Arena by the Box office. Parking is free and you can enter the building through the VIP entrance and check in at security. PNC Arena is located at 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, N.C.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS:  Fill out the registration form here. The week before tryouts, we will send out a schedule for the first day.

WHAT TO BRING: Simply bring a working knowledge of your schedule and availability, a resume and $10 registration fee. Individuals that make the team are required to be available for 80% of games and events.

WHAT TO WEAR: For day one, wear clothes that represent you and your personality the best. In the past, individuals have worn anything from a t-shirt and jeans to business casual.  We want you to be yourself during the interview so dress in a way that will allow you to be comfortable and confident.

WHAT TRYOUTS WILL INCLUDE: The tryouts will include a series of Q&A’s, group tasks and other activities that test the participant's' personality, enthusiasm, work ethic, team work and other variables important to being a member of the Storm Squad. Final Storm Squad members are selected based on a wide range of job skills including their personality, interpersonal skills, energy, ability to excel in a social setting, work ethic, and athleticism.

DO I HAVE TO BE AT EACH DAY OF TRYOUTS?: Yes. For the first day you will only be there for an assigned time within the five-hour period. Your assigned time will be set the week before tryouts. For day two, you will need to be there the entire time.

DOES IT COST MONEY TO TRY OUT?: Yes, $10.

MORE INFORMATION: Please visit this page for information on the team and what events they work.

Questions? Contact Jonathan Boggs at jonathanb@carolinahurricanes.com.