GENEVA, ILLINOIS — Alright, residents of the Chicagoland area looking for fun weekend activities in the Fall, Winter and Spring, sit down and take a gander at the best bang for your buck you’ll find anywhere around these parts.
What your eyeballs are currently comprehending is the Chicago Steel 2021-2022 promotional schedule with everything you could ever want to see at a junior hockey game at Fox Valley Ice Arena.
Want Wiener Dog races? BOOM, Saturday, February 5 against the Tri-City Storm.
Have an itch for Ferris Bueller’s Day at a Chicago Steel Game with a “Save Ferris” bobblehead giveaway of Steel mascot Rusty? BAM, Saturday, March 12 against the Madison Capitols.
Need to entertain your children for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon? WHAM, Blippi Day on Sunday, February 20 when Team USA comes to town or Daddy Daughter Princess Day on Sunday, March 20 against the Youngstown Phantoms.
Oh, did someone say they want to make up for lost time and see 19 Promos the Steel Missed in 2020? No? WELL WE’RE DOING IT ANYWAY on Saturday, October 23 against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Are we having a hologram concert projecting a collaboration of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC for a tribute to boy bands of the ‘90s and early 2000s? No, because we don’t have the capabilities for that but it would be so sweet, right? We’ll have to say Bye Bye Bye to that promotion, it’s Tearin’ Up My Heart to do so but maybe something for the future. It would be Larger Than Life.
Not only do we have the promotions that will get you feeling all tingly inside, we’re also bringing special jersey auctions to the fans with Winterfest on Saturday, December 11 against the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Military Appreciation on Saturday, March 19 versus the Youngstown Phantoms.
What would a junior hockey promotions schedule be without some of the most unique giveaway items we can offer? In addition to our Rusty “Save Ferris” bobblehead, we’re knocking your socks off with Steel aviator sunglasses for Top Gun Night on Saturday, November 6 against the Dubuque Fighting Saints, a Steel lunchbox cooler giveaway on Thursday, December 30 versus the Madison Capitols and a Rusty chess piece for Board Game Night when the Steel take on the Green Bay Gamblers on Saturday, April 9. The first 500 fans through the doors at each of these games will receive the giveaways.
We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard “those players are a lot faster than I thought!” from fans attending their first Steel game so we’re slowwwwwwwwwwwwing thiiiiiiiiiiiiings dowwwwwwwwwn on Friday, December 3 with Turtle Races! Between periods action will feature some of the most elite-level athletes in the world as these shell-equipped, plant munching reptiles will take center ice to showcase their, umm, speed? Yea, we’ll go with speed. It’s all relative.
Of course, these promotions are for the fans but we here at the Steel, we definitely have some of our personal favorites. One of those is our Teddy Bear Toss presented by Geneva Family Dental on March 5 versus Green Bay. We dare you to find someone in this world who doesn’t smile when they see the Steel score and the stuffed animals come raining down onto the Fox Valley Ice Arena surface after the first goal.
The date of Chicago Blackhawks night presented by River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is currently being finalized to make its triumphant return for Steel fans, continuing the best partnership between a USHL and NHL team in the same market.
There are six, count ‘em six, opportunities to skate on the brand spankin’ new surface at Fox Valley Ice Arena with Post-Game Skates after select games. I mean, have you seen how much work was put into that sheet over the summer? The Steel social media pages did a great job of documenting that. Whoever runs those should get a pat on the back.
It all starts on Saturday, October 2 with a rematch of the Eastern Conference Final against the Muskegon Lumberjacks with a 7:05 pm CT puck drop. Prior to the game, the Steel will unveil banners for the 2021 Anderson Cup as regular-season champions, Eastern Conference title and Clark Cup Championship and present championship rings to the returning members of the second Clark Cup-winning team in Steel franchise history.
Here are highlights from the 2021-2022 Chicago Steel promotions schedule:
Saturday, October 2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, October 8 vs. Team USA U17 (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, October 9 vs. Team USA U17 (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, October 23 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, November 5 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, November 6 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, November 13 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, November 20 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, December 3 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, December 11 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, December 18 vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (7:05 pm CT)
Thursday, December 30 vs. Madison Capitols (6:05 pm CT)
Saturday, January 15 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, January 21 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, February 5 vs. Tri-City Storm (7:05 pm CT)
Sunday, February 6 vs. Tri-City Storm (3:05 pm CT)
Sunday, February 20 vs. Team USA U17 (3:05 pm CT)
Saturday, March 5 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, March 12 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, March 19 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT)
Sunday, March 20 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (3:05 pm CT)
Friday, April 1 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, April 8 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)
Saturday, April 9 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)
Friday, April 22 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)
All promotions, game dates and game times are subject to change.
Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10:00 am CT on Wednesday, September 1 by calling 855-51-STEEL, purchasing at ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com or visiting the Steel box office at Fox Valley Ice Arena during business hours.
Season ticket plans and group tickets are on sale now by calling 855-51-STEEL or emailing info@ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
Chicago Steel Upcoming Home Games presented by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:
Saturday, October 2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT) Opening Night with Championship Celebration presented by McCue Chevy with Post-Game Skate
Friday, October 8 vs. Team USA U17 (7:05 pm CT) Pokémon Night
Saturday, October 9 vs. Team USA U17 (7:05 pm CT) GIVEAWAY – 2021-2022 Magnet Schedule
For more information, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.