Condors hit the ice in preseason action this Saturday; Promotional Schedule for full season announced

Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, will give fans a taste of preseason action this Saturday, Oct. 9, on the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena where they take on the rival Las Vegas Wranglers. The doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the game are currently available, with all lower level seats for the game on sale for only $10. Upper bowl seats can be purchased for $5. on the day of the game tickets will be $11 and $6 respectively. Single game tickets for the 2010-11 regular season will go on sale this Saturday as well. The box office will open at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, or ticket can be purchesd through ticketmaster by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at This is the second and final preseason game, as the Condors head to Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 7 for their preseason opener.

The Condors kick off the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 16 and will be handing out Pacific Division Championship Flags to the first 3,000 people through the doors. The flags commemorate the first division championship in Condors history, and are replicas of the actual banner to be unveiled Opening Night. Condors other giveaways are also spread throughout the season. On Friday, Nov. 19, the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive the first of five collector sets of trading cards. The Condors will also be giving away iPads to ten lucky Grand Prize winners on Jan. 8. Friday, Feb. 4, is Youth Jersey Giveaway, and the schedule is rounded out in March, with Skateboard Deck giveaway on the 18th.

Plenty of special appearances fill the schedule as well. Saturday, Nov. 20 features the first ever appearance by Chargers Girls at Rabobank Arena, as well as a skate with the team event following the game. On Friday, Jan. 7, one of the most exciting promotions of the year comes to Condorstown as Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi will participate in a hot dog eating contest while $1 hot dogs are available to the fans. The ever-popular ZOOperstars will be at the Condors game on Feb. 25, and March is highlighted with Hockey-thon on the 19th, and a SpongeBob Squarepants appearance on the 26th.

The full promotional schedule is below.

Oct 9, Sat, LV,      7 p.m.         Pre-season Game

Oct 16, Sat, LV,    7 p.m.         Pacific Division Champion Flag Giveaway***

Oct 29, Fri, STK,   7 p.m.         Schedule Magnet Giveaway^

Oct 30, Sat, AK,    7 p.m.        Twilight Night

Fang Giveaway^

Blood Drive Night

Nov 3, Wed, AK,    7 p.m.        Oakland Raiderettes

Nov 10, Wed, UTAH, 7 p.m.     Warm Families Coat Collection

Nov 12, Fri, UTAH,7 p.m.         Team Poster Giveaway^

Nov 13, Sat, UTAH, 7 p.m.      Jersey Raffle & Auction””’

(Kern Veterans Memorial)

Salute to Veterans

Nov 17, Wed, VC, 10:30 a.m. Field Trip Day

Businesspersons Special

Nov 19, Fri, LV, 7 p.m.             Trading Card Giveaway

collectors set #1***

Nov 20, Sat, VC, 7 p.m.           San Diego Chargers Girls

Skate with the Condors

Nov 24, Wed, UTAH, 7 p.m.     Half Price Beer Night in

Condors Beer Cups

Toy Collection

Nov 27, Sat, UTAH 7 p.m.        Teddy Bear Toss

Trading Card Giveaway

collectors set #2***

Dec 10, Fri, STK, 7 p.m.           Make Over Giveaway’

Dec 11, Sat, ON, 7 p.m.           Jersey Raffle & Auction””’

(All-Star Classic)

Dec 26, Sun, STK 6 p.m.          Lunch Box Tin Giveaway
Boxing Day Collection

Dec 27, Mon, STK 7 p.m.          High School / College ID Night

Jan 7, Fri, IDH, 7 p.m.               $1 Hot Dogs

Hot Dog Eating Contest with

Takeru Kobayashi

Jan 8, Sat, IDH, 7 p.m.              Ipad Giveaway*10

Jan 14, Fri, AK   7 p.m.              LA Dodgers Night

Jan 15, Sat, ON, 12:00 p.m.      Yogi Bear & BooBoo appearance

Poster Giveaway^

Jan 26, Wed,      7:00 p.m.        ECHL All-Star Classic

Feb 4, Fri, ON,    7 p.m.            Youth Jersey Giveaway

Feb 15, Tue, VC, 7 p.m.            High School / College ID Night

Feb 18, Fri, ON,   7:00 p.m.       Quick Change

Trading Card Giveaway

collectors set #3***

Feb 19, Sat, ON, 7 p.m.             Spider-man

Poster Giveaway^

Feb 20, Sun, ON, 6 p.m.             Shower Curtain Giveaway*^

Feb 25, Fri, STK, 7 p.m.             ZOOperstars

Feb 26, Sat, STK, 12 p.m.           NFL QB David Carr

Trading Card Giveaway

collectors set #4***

Mar 8, Tue, IDH, 7 p.m.              Canned Food Collection

Mar 11, Fri, IDH, 7 p.m.              Street Hockey Stick &

Puck Set Giveaway

Mar 12, Sat, IDH, 7 p.m.             Jersey Raffle & Auction””’

Mar 16, Wed, AK, 7 p.m.            High School / College ID Night

Mar 18, Fri, ON, 7 p.m.               Skateboard Deck Giveaway**

Mar 19, Sat, ON, 7 p.m.              Fighting Cancer Hockey-thon

Trading Card Giveaway

collectors set #5***

Mar 23, Wed, VC, 7 p.m.            Blood Drive Night

Mar 25, Fri, LV, 7 p.m.               NASCAR Night

Mar 26, Sat, LV, 7 p.m.              SpongeBob Squarepants
Poster Giveaway^
First 2,000 children, 12 & under, receive giveaway item except as noted

**   first 2,000 fans 17 & under receive an item

*** first 3,000 fans 5 & older receive an item

^    everyone receives an item

*^  first 2,000 households receive an item

‘     one grand prize winner

””’ five grand prize winners

*10 ten grand prize winners

Get Tickets

Only 10 days remain until Opening Night on October 16 vs. the Las Vegas Wranglers! Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) for more information or to reserve your ticket package today, and click here for the full schedule.