GENEVA, ILLINOIS — The 2017 Clark Cup Champion Chicago Steel announced Wednesday their preliminary 2017-2018 Promotional Schedule featuring an assortment of entertaining and electrifying events designed to enhance the game night experience for all fans in the Fox Valley. Planned for this season are exciting theme nights such as a Mighty Ducks 25th Anniversary, Dr. Seuss Day, Chicago Blackhawks Night, Happy Birthday Britney Spears, Pucks and Pups presented by WoofBeach (bring your dog to the game!) and many more. Giveaway items include Steel Youth Replica Jerseys and Magnet Schedules (with more to be announced), and great ticket specials offered this season include Family Sundays and Meijer Kids Days.
The regular season begins next month, including the Home Opener on Saturday, Oct. 7 against Team USA. This game will feature a ceremony honoring the 2017 Clark Cup Champions, with the unveiling of the championship banner, as well as a pre-game ring ceremony. The Home Opener is the first of five scheduled Skate with the Steel games, where fans can lace up their skates and join the team on the ice immediately following the game. Fans can bring their dogs to the game on Friday, Oct. 20 for Pucks and Pups presented by WoofBeach. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Center for Diagnostic Imaging presents Paint The Rink Pink Night as the Steel support the fight against breast cancer.
November kicks off with a pair of games (Nov. 3-4) against the Green Bay Gamblers, and the first 500 fans in attendance each night will receive a Chicago Steel 2017-2018 Magnet Schedule. Bust out your triple deke, because Saturday, Nov. 4 also features a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the hit movie, “The Mighty Ducks”. The Steel are home on Black Friday (Nov. 24) with Superhero Night on the first Meijer Kids Day of the season - kids 12 and under receive an Attack Preferred ticket, popcorn, and light-up wand for just $10.
Oh baby, baby…December begins with a “Happy Birthday Britney Spears” celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2. The action-packed final calendar month of the year continues the following Saturday (Dec. 9) with the Teddy Bear Toss presented by Geneva Family Dental; fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to throw onto the ice following Chicago’s first goal of the game, and all stuffed animals will be donated to charity. The game will also feature a post-game Skate with the Steel.
Following the USHL’s holiday break, Chicago returns home with a pair of exciting home games Dec. 30-31. On Saturday, Dec. 30, the first 500 kids 14 and under receive a Youth Replica Steel Jersey, and a New Year’s Eve matinee features a post-game Skate with the Steel on a Steel Family Sunday.
The 2018 portion of the home schedule begins on Friday, Jan. 12 with 90s Night against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Sunday, Jan. 14 is Daddy Daughter Princess Day featuring Moana on a Steel Family Sunday. Sunday, Jan. 28 is Dr. Seuss Day, including full-team post-game autographs.
February is the busiest month of the Steel schedule with seven home games on the slate. Mark it down on your calendar — the Steel are hosting a Chicago Bears Super Bowl Celebration (we’re very optimistic) on Friday, Feb. 9 against the Central Illinois Flying Aces. Wiener dogs will race down the ice Saturday, Feb. 17, and everyone’s favorite dog, Steel mascot Rusty, will celebrate his birthday on Sunday, Feb. 25, with a variety of his Chicagoland mascot friends joining in on the party including a mascot hockey game.
March features three Steel Family Sundays, including A Day for the Trolls on March 4, a full-team post-game autograph session on March 18, and a Celebration of Girls’ Hockey on March 25. Chicago is also home on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) with a Salute to Heroes.
The final home game of the season – Friday, April 13 versus Central Illinois – is Fan Appreciation Night.
Additional exciting promotions and giveaways, such as Chicago Blackhawks Night, will appear on the Steel website ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com once the dates are finalized. Promotions and giveaways are subject to change, so fans are encouraged to visit the Steel website for the most up-to-date promotions schedule and information.
Chicago’s 12 Friday home games and 11 Saturday home games each start at 7:05 p.m. CT. The Steel schedule also features seven Sunday matinee games set for 3:05 p.m. CT, and each is a Chicago Steel Family Sunday! The special Family Sunday ticket pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas (or waters), and four chuck-a-pucks all for just $48. Additional tickets can be added to the package starting at just $12 each.
Group tickets, suites and season ticket plans are on sale now. The Steel offer discounts for season tickets and groups, and advance single game tickets, which go on sale this Friday at 10:00 a.m., start as just $10 per game. New for this season is the Budweiser Lounge which provides an exciting view of the game right on the glass and features couch and high-top seating for 10-30 people. The Budweiser Lounge starts at just $15/ticket for 10 tickets. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Steel box office inside Fox Valley Ice Arena, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
|Saturday, Oct. 7 vs. Team USA||Home Opener and Championship Celebration with Banner Unveiling and Ring Ceremony plus post-game Skate with the Steel|
|Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Dubuque||Pucks and Pups – bring your dog to the game!|
|Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. Madison||Paint the Rink Pink presented by Center for Diagnostic Imaging on Meijer Kids Day|
|Friday, Nov. 3 vs. Green Bay||Magnet Schedule Giveaway (first 500 fans)|
|Saturday, Nov. 4 vs. Green Bay||Mighty Ducks 25th Anniversary and Magnet Schedule Giveaway (first 500 fans)|
|Friday, Nov. 24 vs. Lincoln||Superhero Night on Meijer Kids Day|
|Saturday, Dec. 2 vs. Waterloo||Happy Birthday Britney Spears on Meijer Kids Day|
|Saturday, Dec. 9 vs. Madison||Teddy Bear Toss presented by Geneva Family Dental plus post-game Skate with the Steel|
|Saturday, Dec. 30 vs. Dubuque||Youth Replica Jersey Giveaway (first 500 kids 14 and under)|
|Sunday, Dec. 31 vs. Muskegon||Post-game Skate with the Steel on a Steel Family Sunday|
|Friday, Jan. 12 vs. Cedar Rapids||90s Night|
|Sunday, Jan. 14 vs. Sioux City||Daddy Daughter Princess Day featuring Moana on a Steel Family Sunday|
|Friday, Jan. 19 vs. Muskegon||Meijer Kids Day|
|Sunday, Jan. 28 vs. Muskegon||Dr. Seuss Day on a Steel Family Sunday plus full-team post-game autographs|
|Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Youngstown||Meijer Kids Day|
|Friday, Feb. 9 vs. Central Illinois||Bears Super Bowl Celebration (we’re very optimistic)|
|Saturday, Feb. 17 vs. Madison||Wiener Dog Races|
|Sunday, Feb. 25 vs. Central Illinois||Rusty’s Birthday with mascot hockey game on a Steel Family Sunday plus full-team post-game autographs|
|Friday, March 2 vs. Omaha||Meijer Kids Day|
|Sunday, March 4 vs. Youngstown||A Day for the Trolls on a Steel Family Sunday plus post-game Skate with the Steel|
|Saturday, March 17 vs. Tri-City||Salute to Heroes|
|Sunday, March 18 vs. Tri-City||Steel Family Sunday plus full-team post-game autographs|
|Sunday, March 25 vs. Team USA||Celebration of Girls' Hockey on a Steel Family Sunday plus post-game Skate with the Steel|
|Friday, April 13 vs. Central Illinois||Fan Appreciation Night|