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Caniac Carnival

Join the Carolina Hurricanes for the 17th annual Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The Caniac Carnival, which will take over the outside and inside of PNC Arena, will feature activities for fans of all ages, including a free Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage, a State of the Hurricanes discussion with General Manager Ron Francis, an autograph session with Canes players, more than 15 food trucks, inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid’s zone, sports area, live music from DJ George, appearances by Stormy and the Storm Squad, discounted food and beverage and more! Admission and parking are free.

Caniac CarnivalThe Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage is general admission; all seats are free and open to the public, and a ticket is not required. The Red-White scrimmage, which will feature two 20-minute periods and a brief intermission, is a great opportunity for long-time and first-time fans alike to see Hurricanes training camp participants and experience hockey up close.

An autograph session will be held leading up to the game, with over 50 Hurricanes scheduled to appear. This free event will be limited to the first 600 fans, with wristbands distributed at PNC Arena's box office beginning at 10:00 a.m.

John Forslund, the Canes TV play-by-play voice, will host a State of the Hurricanes discussion at 12:15 p.m. with General Manager Ron Francis. During the scrimmage intermission and immediately following the scrimmage, there will be a Canes Insider panel featuring Canes TV analyst Tripp Tracy, CarolinaHurricanes.com writer Michael Smith, former Canes player Shane Willis and Adam Gold from 99.9 FM The Fan. Hosted by Canes TV personality Michelle McMahon, the panel will discuss training camp, the Red-White scrimmage and various topics surrounding the 2016-17 season.

Outside PNC Arena, the Caniac Carnival will feature 50 inflatables, interactive displays and corporate partner booths, as well as more food trucks than ever. Food trucks currently confirmed are:
  • Baguettaboutit     
  • Barone Meatball Company
  • Belgian Waffle Crafters
  • CockaDoodleMoo     
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Daddy Bob's Barbeque
  • D'Burritos       
  • Freezing Pointe
  • Fuzzy's Empanadas
  • Lee’s Kitchen
  • Oak City Fish & Chips
  • Philly’s Cheesesteaks
  • Valentino’s
  • Wandering Moose
The Canes will also partner with Rex Healthcare to host a Blood Drive to benefit Rex Blood Services. The Rex Bloodmobile will be at the Carnival from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Interested donors can sign up in advance here, and donors will be accepted the day of the event. Help us achieve our goal of 30 donors!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 a.m. THE EYE TEAM STORE OPENS
10:00 a.m. CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT BEGIN
WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION BEGINS
BOX OFFICE OPENS
10:45 a.m. AUTOGRAPH SESSION
11:30 a.m. PNC ARENA DOORS (SOUTH AND EAST) OPEN FOR SEASON TICKET MEMBERS FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
11:45 a.m. PNC ARENA DOORS (SOUTH AND EAST) OPEN FOR GENERAL PUBLIC FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
12:15 p.m. STATE OF THE HURRICANES: HOSTED BY JOHN FORSLUND with SPECIAL GUEST RON FRANCIS
(SECTION 119)
1:00 p.m. HURRICANES RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
2:00 p.m. CANES INSIDER PANEL (INTERMISSION AND FOLLOWING SCRIMMAGE)
(SECTION 119)
3:00 p.m. CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT END