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Red Wings announce schedule of events leading up to Winter Classic

From the Red Wings’ PR department and the Wings’ website:

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER’S HOCKEYTOWN WINTER FESTIVAL™ ANNOUNCED

… Two Weeks of Hockey Excitement Will Descend Upon Detroit in December …

Detroit, MI… Olympia Entertainment has unveiled a preliminary schedule for the 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival™, set to take place at downtown Detroit’s Comerica Park™ during the final two weeks of December. Kicking off mid-month and wrapping up on New Year’s Eve, this multi-faceted celebration of the sport of hockey will feature a wide variety of fun-filled activities and exhibitions for fans of all ages. A full listing of dates and events comprising the Hockeytown Winter Festival™ can be found below:

DECEMBER 15-26: Celebration of Hockey featuring amateur games, corporate outings and open skates. Information on booking ice time can be obtained by visiting http://DetroitRedWings.com/icetime

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DECEMBER 27-31: Outdoor Festival featuring interactive games, autograph signings, face painting and ice sculpture exhibits as well as musical performances and entertainment.

DECEMBER 27-28: Great Lakes Invitational featuring the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Western Michigan Broncos and Michigan Tech Huskies all competing for the 2012 MacInnes Cup.

DECEMBER 29: Ontario Hockey League Doubleheader featuring the Windsor Spitfires taking on the Saginaw Spirit and the Plymouth Whalers battling the J. Ross Robertson Cup champion London Knights.

DECEMBER 30: American Hockey League Game featuring the Grand Rapids Griffins and Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliates of the Red Wings® and Maple Leafs®.

DECEMBER 31: Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown featuring legendary players from two of the National Hockey League’s most storied franchises going head-to-head.

Ticketing information for these events as well as the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® (Detroit vs. Toronto – January 1 at Michigan Stadium) is being distributed to members of the Red Wings® Season Ticket Holder Family this week.

Information on purchasing 2012-13 Red Wings® Season Tickets and thereby gaining exclusive access to 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival™ seats can be obtained by calling (313) 396-7575.

Information regarding public on sales for all 2013 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic® and 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival™ events will be available later this summer. For the latest news, visit http://DetroitRedWings.com/2013WinterClassic

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Update: Via RedWingsFeed, the Griffins’ website, MLive’s Ansar Khan, MI Hockey Now and the Detroit News all confirm.

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I cannot wait!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 06/05/12 at 03:27 PM ET

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