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8th annual Caniac Carnival set for Sunday

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2007

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First preseason game, autograph session highlight annual event at the RBC Center

Raleigh, NC - Jon Chase, Manager of Promotions and Fan Development for the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today reviewed the schedule of events for the team's annual season kickoff event, the Caniac Carnival. The 8th Annual Chevrolet Caniac Carnival presented by Verizon Yellow Pages will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the RBC Center. Parking and admission to the event are free of charge and the Carnival will feature rides, interactive games, live music, an autograph session with select Hurricanes players, and more.

Beginning at 10 a.m. and while supplies last, fans can receive complimentary tickets to the Hurricanes' first preseason game against the Washington Capitals which will follow the Carnival at 3 p.m. Along with the tickets, 2,000 wristbands will be distributed for the autograph session which will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Fans may arrive as early as 8 a.m. to line up for tickets and autograph wristbands. Doors will open for the game at 2 p.m.

Fans will have their first opportunity to purchase individual game tickets for Carolina's home games in October and November beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the RBC Center box office. At the Hurricanes' official team store, The Eye, fans will have their first chance to purchase the Hurricanes' new official jersey, created with the Rbk Edge Uniform System. The band Groovetown, a stunt show by the BMX Stunt Team, a remote control car racetrack, a toddler zone designed for children between the ages of two and six, a synthetic ice skating rink, street hockey and more than a dozen carnival-style rides also highlight the season kickoff event.

The Hurricanes begin their 10th Anniversary regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the RBC Center against the Montreal Canadiens. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit

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