To welcome the return of the English Premier Ice Hockey League, Swindon Wildcats are inviting supporters and people new to ice hockey to a full Bank Holiday programme of events at Link Centre to celebrate the start of the new season.
Friday 28 August. First on ice-session and team introduction from 6.45pm. The balcony will be open to the general public so that you can catch your first live viewing of the 2015-16 roster taking part in the media photo-shoot. This will be followed by an on-ice training session, which again is open to supporters to watch and this stage is expected to get underway at 7.15pm and last for an hour.
Saturday 29 August. Home Challenge Game vs Manchester Phoenix. Swindon Wildcats hosts an opening pre-season game of the new season on Saturday evening. Come along to get the Wildcats off to a great start to the season. Face off is at 5.45pm.
Sunday 30 August. Away Challenge Game vs Manchester Phoenix. Stevie Lyle will be taking his side up to North Wales in a re-match of the previous evening in an event to celebrate the opening Manchester Phoenix game at their new temporary venue, Deeside. The puck drops at 6.30pm and the ‘Cats hope that lots of supporters will join them there.
Monday 31 August. Meet The Team BBQ starting at 1pm. Fans will have the opportunity to mingle with Wildcats staff and players at the annual pre-season get together at the Harvester, opposite Link Centre at the West Swindon Centre. Harvester are once again sponsoring the Man of the Match awards at every home game this season.
Events will get underway with the roster being introduced to the fans before supporters are able to chat with the players and grab a photograph, selfie and autograph while enjoying the barbeque and selection of drinks on offer from the bar.
Supporters who have pre-ordered their 2015-16 Wildcats jersey’s will also be able to collect them on the day and we’ll also have order forms available for anyone who has yet to order and wishes to do so.
Find out more about the club, the fixture list and sponsorship opportunities for the 2015-16 season at www.swindonwildcats.com Or call Wildcats Marketing Manager Sally Price on 01793 886 857.