Calgarians can usually expect a good amount of snow, but one night a year that precipitation is replaced by stuffed animals raining down from the sky.
The Calgary Hitmen’s annual Teddy Bear Toss is coming up on December 1, and the team has already had to make some changes to accommodate for the popular event.
An overwhelming demand for tickets has caused the Hitmen to open up press-level seating for the game against the Red Deer Rebels, and there are still a few tickets left for some of the Scotiabank Saddledome’s highest-possible seats.
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Sitting pretty in the corner of the Saddledome, any bears thrown onto the ice from the press-level seats (after the first Hitmen score their first goal, as is tradition) will have a long way to go before making it to the team’s home ice.
Tickets for these seats will start at $20 for adults and $15 for students and kids, and they can be purchased from Ticketmaster or the Scotiabank Saddledome box office.
There are also a limited number of second-level seats available as well, though it appears only single seats remain.
Attendees of the December 1 game are encouraged to bring a new small- to medium-sized stuffed animal or toy to the game to throw onto the ice the first time the Calgary Hitmen goal horn sounds.
Here is exactly what thousands of teddy bears being thrown onto the ice at the Dome looks like:
A scene that sends chills and will never get old! 🐻
— Calgary Hitmen (@WHLHitmen) December 10, 2017
When: Sunday, December 1, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Press-level tickets available online starting at $20 for adults and $15 for students and children; limited number of first- and second-level tickets available as well