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STEEL PROMOTIONS MAKE LONG-AWAITED RETURN TO FOX VALLEY ICE ARENA

By Chicago Steel, 08/31/21, 10:00AM CDT

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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)

  • Opening Night with Championship Celebration presented by McCue Chevy | 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

Saturday, October 23 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)

  • 19 Promotions We Missed in 2020

Friday, November 5 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

  • Hockey is for Everyone

Saturday, November 6 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)

  • Top Gun Night | GIVEAWAY – Steel Sunglasses | Post-Game Skate

Saturday, November 13 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)

  • Superheroes and Villains Night

Saturday, November 20 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)

  • Video Game Night

Friday, December 3 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (7:05 pm CT)

  • Turtle Races

Saturday, December 11 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)

  • Winterfest presented by Illinois Aviation Academy with Special Jersey Auction to benefit Cyclones Amateur Hockey Association | Post-Game Skate

Saturday, December 18 vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (7:05 pm CT)

  • Scooby-Doo Night

Thursday, December 30 vs. Madison Capitols (6:05 pm CT)

  • GIVEAWAY – Steel lunchbox cooler

Saturday, January 15 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT)

  • Star Wars Night | Post-Game Skate

Friday, January 21 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

  • Olympics Night

Saturday, February 5 vs. Tri-City Storm (7:05 pm CT)

  • Wiener Dog Races

Sunday, February 6 vs. Tri-City Storm (3:05 pm CT)

  • Rusty’s Birthday

Sunday, February 20 vs. Team USA U17 (3:05 pm CT)

  • Blippi Day

Saturday, March 5 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

  • Teddy Bear Toss presented by Geneva Family Dental | Post-Game Skate

Saturday, March 12 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day at a Steel Game | GIVEAWAY – Rusty bobblehead

Saturday, March 19 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT)

  • Military Appreciation presented by McCue Chevy with Special Jersey Auction to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Sunday, March 20 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (3:05 pm CT)

  • Daddy Daughter Princess Day

Friday, April 1 vs. Madison Capitols (7:05 pm CT)

  • NOT April Fools Night

Friday, April 8 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

  • Pucks and Pups – bring your dog to the game!

Saturday, April 9 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

  • Board Game Night | GIVEAWAY – Rusty Chess Piece | Post-Game Skate

Friday, April 22 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (7:05 pm CT)

  • Fan Appreciation Night

 

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 games can be heard on Mixlr at http://mixlr.com/chicago-steel/ (FREE AUDIO) and video may be streamed on available devices through HockeyTV at www.hockeytv.com (STREAM).

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.

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