The time is right for some hockey action and Charlotte has its own stellar hockey team! Find out more about the Charlotte Checkers and their commitment to hockey excellence right here in Charlotte!
The Hockey Highlights!
The Checkers play in the American Hockey League (AHL) and are the triple-A affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL). The current Checkers franchise was founded in 1993. In 2005, they moved to Time Warner Cable Arena. Back in February 21st of 2009, the team set their all time attendance record of 12,398. It went hand and hand with a win against the Florida Everblades!
In a recent announcement, the Checkers and Norfolk Admirals will take part in the GEICO Challenge Cup during the 2011-12 season. The two teams are slated to compete against each other eight times during the 2011-12 regular season. Whichever team finishes with the most standings points in the season series will win the series and receive a branded trophy at series conclusion!
The season series will open Friday, Oct. 7 at Norfolk Scope Arena and will have its conclusion in Charlotte, NC at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sunday, Mar. 18.
Opening night for the 2011-12 season for our Charlotte Checkers is Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The Checkers will host the Peoria Rivermen in live hockey action!
When reading the stats and biographies of The Charlotte Checkers, it reads more like a “who’s who” of stellar hockey professionals! These men are from as far away as Kuopio, Finland and Alberta in Canada and their records boast of hockey triumphs! With tremendous goal scoring power coupled with game point streaks, the players within the Charlotte Checkers are some of the most devoted in the league! This year’s season will be packed with great hockey action as the team is slated to take on the likes of the Houston Aeros, the Peoria Rivermen, the San Antonio Rampage, the Oklahoma City Barons and many more!
Promotions…Promotions and more Promotions!
When you attend a Charlotte Checkers hockey game, you can not only be assured pure and heart-pounding hockey action, but the promotions during hockey games make for an all around great evening out with the entire family! Fans can enjoy such perks as the “Coke Family Four Pack” which is the evening marked by super savings! How about 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Cokes and a Coke coupon for $60!? Or the “Skate with the Checkers Presented by Extreme Ice Center” , which is the promotion in which fans can skate with the Checkers after the game! The hockey games by themselves are a draw… but you couple that hockey action with a specially themed evening and watch fireworks on and off the ice appear!
Community Involvement… The ‘Ultimate Goal’!
When it come to community involvement, The Charlotte Checkers are a “goal above the rest”! The Charlotte Checkers visit area schools, churches, outdoor venues and other places where the community comes together! Their foundation supplies assistance and financial support to groups as well! The Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation is a 501C3 that creates and implements initiatives, fundraising programs and partnerships that impact the lives of children, families and other deserving groups in the North and South Carolina Region in numerous and positive ways! They lend their support to schools, other athletic organizations and non-profit groups. In addition to the outreach of the foundation, the foundation also allocates time and funding to cancer related organizations.
The Beautiful Checkmates!
The Charlotte Checkers CheckMates are the official dance team of the Charlotte Checkers! They take to the ice dancing to the latest tunes and showing off their moves! The team is comprised of fifteen professional dancers who come from backgrounds with dance, acting and theater within them! These dancers are the “icing” on a wonderful Charlotte Checkers hockey game! Make sure to get your “groove on” with the Charlotte Checkers CheckMates at your next hockey game outing!
Chubby is the official mascot of the Charlotte Checkers! He always has a smile on his face and takes his job of building excitement and fun at a hockey game very seriously! In addition to his appearances at hockey games, Chubby makes appearances at birthday parties, anniversaries, promotions, retirements, educational events, retreats and more. So if the occasion calls for fun… then call for Chubby! For more information or to book him for your event, email: Danielle Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As games are held at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, the views from the stands are nothing but stellar! No matter if you are season ticket holder, or maybe you want to attend a game with a group or have a special outing and need a special discounted offer, the Charlotte Checkers hockey team makes your dreams of live hockey action come true! Group tickets for the 2011-12 season start at just $10 for groups of 15 or more. Email email@example.com for all of the details! For more information about tickets or to simply purchase some, contact a Checkers personal account representative at 704-342-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sport Your Favorite Sport!
If you are looking to sport authentic Charlotte Checkers paraphernalia, then look no further! Your favorite hockey team has genuine, authentic and quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps and scarves for you to wear to show that Charlotte Checkers pride! There are items for men, women, children and even pets! So make sure to grab some great Charlotte Checkers clothing and wear it and show your Checkers pride!
Let The Games Begin!
Charlotte Checkers Games Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
For tickets: visit: The Charlotte Checkers website! You can also call 704-522-6500. Ticket prices range from $12 – $38 a seat. Season ticket packages are also available.
Cicely C. Mitchell