Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, are back on the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena to cap after a four game road trip this Friday and Saturday. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the drop of the puck at 7 p.m. for both games.
Friday vs. Stockton Thunder
The Condors face the Stockton Thunder on Friday for Skin Make Over Giveaway, sponsored by Bright House Network and Spa Euphora. All fans 18 and older can enter to win the grand prize package, including pulse light face treatments and laser hair removal, valued at more than $5,000. In addition, 15 consolation prizes will also be given away, including various dermabrasions, facials & chemical peels. Fans will receive an entry form as they enter the arena, and the drawings will begin in the first intermission.
All Bright House Network subscribers can also receive $7 admission per person by presenting their cable bill or envelope, as part of the Bright House Networks Family Night. Friday is also a Kids Club Night, sponsored by Bright House Networks, the Bakersfield Californian, and Wells Fargo, with all members being admitted to the game by presenting their member ID at the box office.
Before the game on Friday, the Frontier High School Choir will perform the National Anthem. During the first intermission, the Condors will have a special presentation to congratulate F Andrew Ianiero, who broke the record for most games played as a Condor last Saturday in Toledo when he played in his 417th game. Former record holder Paul Rosebush will be on the ice with Ianiero, and a video celebrating Ianiero’s career will be shown as well. The Condors will also award RW Stephane Goulet as the Kern Trophies Condor of the Month with a trophy presentation at center ice. Voting was conducted on the Condors website over the last week.
Saturday vs. Ontario Reign
The fun continues on Saturday, when the Condors host the Ontario Reign for the first time this season. The Condors will be holding All-Star Classic Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction, sponsored by ABC23, 96.5 Max FM and American Business Machines. All fans in attendance will have a chance to win one of five specialty jerseys that will be raffled off, and all other jerseys will be available in a live auction following the game. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Petroleum Shrine Club.
Students in participating programs can earn a free ticket to the game, as Saturday is also a T.H.I.N.K. Night, sponsored by Mercy and Memorial Hospitals and Diamond Technologies. The Turn Hockey Into New Knowledge program allows students to earn a free terrace level ticket through exceptional performance in the classroom. Parents of T.H.I.N.K. students may use their child’s voucher to purchase up to two $7 adult tickets to accompany their child. Following the scholastic endeavor theme, Independence High School will be performing the National Anthem Saturday night.
During the first intermission, figure skaters from the Bakersfield Ice Sports Center will be performing on the ice, while the first live jersey auction of the evening will also take place.
Both games promotions:
The Condors would like to thank all of their advertisers with Advertiser Appreciation Weekend. All corporate partners received complimentary executive level vouchers that can be used at either Friday or Saturday’s game. For more information on partnering with the Condors, contact the marketing department at 324-PUCK(7825).
Following every home game, players will be available at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center Autograph Booth, located on the arena concourse behind section 108. G Josh Tordjman and D Joe Rullier will be available on Friday, and F Slava Trukhno and D Brendan Milnamow will be signing on Saturday. Players will be available approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of each contest to greet fans and sign autographs.
Chuck-A-Puck, held during the 2nd intermission each night, has yet to have a winner this season, which brings the grand prize total to $650 for Friday’s contest. That grand prize increases by $50 each successive game until a winner is crowned, at which point the prize drops to $100.
Both games this week can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, with the Goose Loonies call-in show following each game. Friday’s contest will be joined in progress over terrestrial airwaves following the conclusion of the L.A. Lakers broadcast (which begins at 5 p.m.). All Condors games can be heard in their entirety live at www.foxsports970am.com, or you can listen on your smartphone by downloading the iheartradio app. All the games are also streamed live online through America One. Saturday’s game will be broadcast on Bright House Networks Cable Channel 21. All televised contests will also be available on Bakersfield On Demand Cable Channel 300, starting the following day.
Group outings, mini plans and individual tickets are on sale now for the ECHL All-Star Classic, coming to Bakersfield on Jan. 26, through the Rabobank Arena box office or through the Condors office. The game includes a skills competition and features the Condors taking on a team of ECHL All-Stars. Log on to www.echlallstarclassic.com or call the Condors at 661-324-PUCK(7825) for more information.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com, featuring a new online seat selection program. Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.